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OLETHREUTINE MOTHS OF THE MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES - Product Details

OLETHREUTINE MOTHS OF THE MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES
by Todd M. Gilligan, Donald J. Wright & Loran D. Gibson

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2008, 334 pages, color photos throughout. The Olethreutinae comprise the second largest subfamily of Torticidae, a worldwide family of "micro-moths" with larvae known for their leaf-rolling or stem- and root-boring habits. Many species are pests with economic impact.

This volume is a comprehensive identification guide to 306 species of olethreutine moths occurring in the midwestern portion of the United States. Useful to both amateur lepidopterists and professional entomologists, it provides background information on the subfamily, key characters for genus- and species-level identification, life history summaries, 420+ photographs of the adults, 650 photos of genitalic characters, and an introduction to immature stages.  A morphology chapter with color photos covers head, wings, abdomen, and genitalia. There is a simplified key to common larvae, three color plates illustrating examples of larval damage, and a host plant index.

The major portion of the book is devoted to species accounts. Each genus is introduced with comments on species richness, general distribution, larval habits and idiosyncratic feature of the genitalia. Entries for each species include color photo, forewing length, flight period, distribution, biology, and remarks. Hardcover; 8-1/2 11-1/4".

9709 Gilligan, Olethreutine Moths Midwestern U.S.

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