Lasiocampidae


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Lasiocampidae

[‚las·ē·ō′kam·pə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The tent caterpillars and lappet moths, a family of cosmopolitan (except New Zealand) lepidopteran insects in the suborder Heteroneura.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lasiocampidae

 

a family of insects of the order Lepidoptera. The wing span of the Lasiocampidae reaches 8 cm. The females are larger than the males. The mouth organs are not developed in the moths. The caterpillars are covered with hairs. They feed on leaves (mainly of woody plants). The eggs are usually deposited in small mounds. The caterpillars pupate in elongated cocoons of silk thread (hence the Russian Kokonopriady, “cocoon-spinners”). Lasiocampidae usually winter in the caterpillar stage. There are about 1,000 species, they are widespread, and most varied in the tropics. There are about 50 species in the USSR, found predominantly in the forests. Many representatives of the group are damaging to flora. This is true especially of the pine moth (Dendrolimus pini) and the cedar, or Siberian, moth (Dendrolimus sibiricus), which are forest pests, and the lackey moth (Malacosoma neustria), which is harmful to orchards.

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They are caterpillars of the Lasiocampidae family, which including these from the genus Tolype, are characteristically polyphagous, feeding on leaves and sprouts of forest plants (SILVA et al., 1968).
Furthermore, Wiltshire and Legrain provided an additional key based on the structure of the male genitalia to differentiate Bufoidia from the other genera of Lasiocampidae found in the Arabian Peninsula, including Chilena, Lasiocampa and Streblote, all three of which occur in the UAE.
This is not the result of a fire, but of the attack of the Siberian pine moth (Dendrolimus sibiricus, family Lasiocampidae, order Lepidoptera), a light greenish moth.
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Strain Host Beauveria bassiana Dendrolimus superans Butler (Lepidoptera: strain BbAC830 Lasiocampidae) Beauveria bassiana Xylotrechus rusticus (L.) (Coleoptera: strain BbCC01 Cerambycidae) Beauveria brongniartii Ostrinia nubilalis Hubner (Lepipdoptera: strain BbAC749 Crambidae) Beauveria brongniartii Holotrichia diomphalia (Bates) (Coleoptera: strain BbCF327 Melolonthidae) Strain Geographic origin Beauveria bassiana Shenyang, China strain BbAC830 Beauveria bassiana Harbin, China strain BbCC01 Beauveria brongniartii Sichuan, China strain BbAC749 Beauveria brongniartii Shandong, China strain BbCF327 Table 2.
Effects of environmental humidity on the survival and development of pine caterpillars, Dendrolimus tabulaeformis (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae).
Fecundity-body size relationship and other reproductive aspects of Streblote panda (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae).
fusca was placed in Lasiocampidae by Druce (1887), who was doubtful of its assignment to Trabala Walker.
(Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae), Orgyia leucostigma (Smith) (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae), and Malacosoma disstria Hubner (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) larvae, likely due to the phagodeterrent action of these compounds.
Fluctuacion poblacional y comportamiento de mariposas (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) y de sus parasitoides (Hymenoptera y Diptera) en aguacate (Persea americana).
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Combinations and synonymies in New World Limacodidae, Megalopygidae, Lasiocampidae and Arctiidae (Lepidoptera).