Arctiidae


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Arctiidae

[ärk′tī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The tiger moths, a family of lepidopteran insects in the suborder Heteroneura.

Arctiidae

 

a family of moths, commonly called tiger moths. Wingspan, 3-8 cm. The wings are brilliantly colored and at rest are folded rooflike over the body.

The caterpillars are covered with hairs (often long ones) growing from flat warts. They are omnivorous, feeding chiefly on the leaves of herbaceous plants or lichens. Tiger moths hibernate as caterpillars and, rarely, as pupae.

There are about 5,000 species, found throughout the world, but with greatest variety in the tropics. About 200 species are found in the USSR. Certain tiger moths are pests; the fall web-worm (Hyphantria cuned) damages gardens and forests and representatives of the genus Ocnogyna harm pasture lands.

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Composicao de especies de Arctiidae (Lepidoptera) no sul do Brasil: relacao entre tipos de vegetacao e entre a configuracao espacial do habitat.
and Shivakumar, M.S., Baseline susceptibility of five classes of insecticides on Bihar hairy caterpillar Spilosoma obliqua (Walk.) (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae).
La familia Arctiidae incluye mariposas nocturnas de tamano pequeno a medianas (1,2-7 cm de amplitud alar) generalmente de colores brillantes como negro, blancos, amarillos, rojos y verdes.
Sequestration of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in several arctiid moths (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae).
Defense mechanisms of arthropods: stereochemical pathway of hy-droxydanaidal production from alkaloid precursors in Creatonotostransiens (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae).
Gonzalez y Garcia (2010 a, b, c) han confirmado la presencia de Spodoptera exigua (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Trichoplusia ni Hubner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Agrotis Ipsilon (Hufnagel) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Estigmene acrea (Drury) (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae), Epitrix cucumeris Harris (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), Diabrotica balteata Le Conte (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), Empoasca fabae Harris (Homoptera: Cicadellidae), Macrosiphum euphorbie Thomas (Homoptera: Aphididae), Aphis gossypii Glover (Hemiptera: Aphididae), Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Bauvois) (Hemiptera: Miridae).
1 Araucnephioides 12 1 1 Simuliidae Gigantodax 46 17 139 Pedrowygomyia 6 Simulium 8 45 Limonia 2 1 Tipulidae Molophilus 3 1 9 Tipula 16 8 18 Ephemeroptera Baetidae Andesiops 28 24 25 Baetodes 176 178 256 Camelobaetidius 2 Prebaetodes 4 3 1 Leptohyphidae Haplohyphes Leptohyphes 16 22 20 Oligoneuridae Lachlania 3 2 10 Hemiptera Belostomatidae Belostoma Lepidoptera Arctiidae Paracles 1 Crambidae Synclita Megaloptera Corydalidae Protochauliodes Oligocheta Lumbriculidae LMt.
Synergistic effect of entomogenous fungi on some insecticides against Bihar hairy caterpillar, Spilarctia obliqua (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae).
A cladistic study of the Arctiidae (Lepidoptera) by using characters of immatures and adults.
Thyretini of Africa; an illustrated catalogue of the thyretini (lepidoptera: arctiidae: syntominae) of the afrotropical region.
This genus was originally proposed in the Lithosiidae (now Arctiidae), but has since been transferred to the Geometridae; its first published use in this family appears to have been by Prout (1934).