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Moths of Western North America / Jerry A. Powell, Paul A. Opler.

Author/Creator:
Powell, Jerry A. author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2009]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (383 pages)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
Insects boast incredible diversity, and this book treats an important component of the western insect biota that has not been summarized before-moths and their plant relationships. There are about 8,000 named species of moths in our region, and although most are unnoticed by the public, many attract attention when their larvae create economic damage: eating holes in woolens, infesting stored foods, boring into apples, damaging crops and garden plants, or defoliating forests. In contrast to previous North American moth books, this volume discusses and illustrates about 25% of the species in every family, including the tiny species, making this the most comprehensive volume in its field. With this approach it provides access to microlepidoptera study for biologists as well as amateur collectors. About 2,500 species are described and illustrated, including virtually all moths of economic importance, summarizing their morphology, taxonomy, adult behavior, larval biology, and life cycles.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List Of Figures
Preface
About This Book
Introduction
Morphology
Biology
Significance In Natural And Human Communities
Fossil Record And Evolution
A History Of Moth Collectors In Western North America
Introduction
Primitive Lineages
Ditrysia, Nonapoditrysian Superfamilies
Apoditrysia
Macrolepidoptera
Suggestions For Collecting And Observing Moths
Glossary
Insect Index
Plant Index
General Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
Opler, Paul A., author., Author,
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780520943773
OCLC:
536166537
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520943773 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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