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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Guide Book to Insects in Taiwan: Bombycidae, Thyatiridae, Limacodidae, Lasiocampidae and Sphingidae.
We collected 222 identifiable, culled forewings of moths in feeding roosts of Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus, from which we identified 45 species and six families of moths (Table 1), including Noctuidae (n = 139), Sphingidae (n = 41), Geometridae (n = 24), Notodontidae (n = 13), Thyatiridae (n = 3) and Lymantriidae (n = 2).
virginianus, along with two forewings of Lymantriidae and three forewings of Thyatiridae.