Myoglossata

Myoglossata

Myoglossata is a cohort of suborder Glossata within order Lepidoptera, the butterflies and moths. It contains the subcohorts Myoglossata and Neolepidoptera. Myoglossata is considered a clade, that is, a group of organisms made up of a single common ancestor and all of its descendants. They are distinguished by "intrinsic mouthparts. These added intrinsic galeal muscles are unique to the Myoglossata and developed after the galeae changed to form sucking parts.

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