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Acanthopteroctetidae
also called "archaic sun moths" is an infraorder of insects in the Lepidopteran order and has 4 more synonyms

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  1. Moths in this superfamily are usually small (but one is 15 mm. in wingspan) and iridescent

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  2. containing a single superfamily Acanthopteroctetoidea and a single family Acanthopteroctetidae

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  3. They are currently considered the fifth group up on the comb of branching events in the extant lepidopteran phylogeny (Kristensen and Skalski, 1999: 10)

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  4. These primitive moths must be considered high conservation priorities on the grounds that the genera are both evolutionarily highly distinctive and have very narrow ranges[http://www.edgeofexistence.org] (Nielsen and Kristensen, 1996)

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  5. They also represent the most basal lineage in the lepidopteran group Coelolepida (Wiegmann et al., 2002) (along with Lophocoronoidea and the massive group "Myoglossata") characterised in part by its scale morphology (Kristensen, 1999: 53-54)

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