Ditrysia

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Ditrysia
Kamehameha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata
Infraorder: Heteroneura
(unranked): Ditrysia
Principal clades and Superfamilies

Ditrysia Borner, 1925

The Ditrysia are a natural group or clade of insects in the Lepidopteran order containing both butterflies and moths. They are so named because the female has two distinct sexual openings: one for mating, and the other for laying eggs. About 98% of described species of Lepidoptera belong to Ditrysia. The group can be divided into basal or incertae sedis "micromoths" and the Apoditrysia which includes mostly larger moths as well as the butterflies.