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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A suborder of Lepidoptera proposed by Packard to include only the aberrant family Eriocephalidæ, in which the mouth-parts differ greatly from the normal lepidopterous type. The mandibles are fairly well developed, and the maxillæ do not form a proboscis, having each two separate rather short lobes and a long fivejointed flexible palpus.

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