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 +====== Sensu lato ======
 +===== Definition =====
 +In the wider sense. The Latin names applied to insects often go through a process of refinement over time. //Sensu lato// (s.l.) is used to denote that the wider (often earlier) interpretation is meant. For example, the genus //Tipula// has been divided into many subgenera. One might refer to "//Tipula s.l.//" meaning that all species in //Tipula//, including all the subgenera, are meant.
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