Lepidoptera


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Lepidoptera

[‚lep·ə′däp·tə·rə]
(invertebrate zoology)
Large order of scaly-winged insects, including the butterflies, skippers, and moths; adults are characterized by two pairs of membranous wings and sucking mouthparts, featuring a prominent, coiled proboscis.
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Food plant database of the leafrollers of the world (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).
Efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis against Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Phyllocnitidae).
A revision of Eudarcia glaseri-species group (Lepidoptera, Meessiidae) with description of two new species from Greece and Crimea.
cassina (GENTY et al., 1978; GONZALEZ et al., 2011); leaf 25 for Euclea diversa Druce, and Talima straminea Schaus (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae); and leaves 17 and 33 for Acharia spp.
The fossil record of ancient Lepidoptera is surprisingly meagre.
Se recolectaron dos especies de polillas (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) afectando los frutos de citricos identificadas como Eudocima apta (Walker, [1858] 1857) y Eudocima procus (Cramer, 1777) (Figs.
Hancock, "Classification of the Papilionid (Lepidoptera): a phylogenetic approach," Smithersia, vol.
(2000b) Arctiidae:Lithosiinae, Arctiinae, Pericopinae (Lepidoptera).
Especies de Lepidoptera sao muito utilizadas como modelos ecologicos em diversos estudos, sendo consideradas otimas bioindicadoras (UEHARA-PRADO et al., 2009) por serem sensiveis a alteracoes no ambiente, por possuirem ciclos de vida curto, pela taxonomia bem conhecida e pela facilidade na amostragem em qualquer periodo do ano (BROWN JUNIOR, 1991; FREITAS; FRANCINE; BROWN JUNIOR, 2006; MACHADO; DRUMMOND; PAGLIA, 2008).
Among the parasitoids, the Trichogramma Westwood (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) is the most studied and used throughout the world for its easiness and efficiency of propagation in the laboratory for later release in the field, especially in the control of the Lepidoptera pests (Davies, Pufke, & Zalucki, 2009; Davies & Zalucki, 2008).