Papilionoidea

superfamily of insects that contains all the butterflies

The superfamily Papilionoidea (from the genus Papilio, meaning "butterfly") has all the butterflies except for the skippers, which are in the superfamily Hesperioidea, and the moth-like Hedyloidea.

Papilionoidea
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Kamehameha
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Papilionoidea

Latreille, 1802
Families

Families of PapilionoideaEdit

The six families of Papilionoidea are: