Drepanidae

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Drepanidae

[dre′pan·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The hooktips, a small family of lepidopteran insects in the suborder Heteroneura.

Drepanidae

 

a family of small butterflies resembling geometrids. The body is slender, and the wings are broad. The tips of the forewings are often elongate and falcate. The larvae have four pairs of abdominal legs; the tip of the abdomen is elongate, slightly raised, and pointed. The pupae hibernate. There are about 400 widely distributed species; most species inhabit the tropics. The USSR has 15 species. The larvae, which feed on the leaves of trees, are frequently forest pests.

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Larvae of the hook-tip moth, a common resident of birch and alder trees in the northeastern United States, spin silk stitches to create folded-leaf retreats, explains Jane Yack of Cornell University.
However, recordings of airborne and leaf vibrations confirmed that the scraping and taps came from solitary larvae of the hook-tip moth, Drepana arcuata.