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Introduction

The Oneirodidae is by far the largest, most complex, and certainly the least understood family of the suborder. With 16 genera and 62 species, it contains nearly 40% of all recognized ceratioids. Of the 16 genera, five are currently represented by only one, two, or three adolescent or adult females; only eight are represented by more than a dozen females. Males have been described for only seven genera, while larvae are known for only eight. But despite the rareness of most recognized taxa, new oneirodids are continually being described.

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