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Moths of Western North America

Author: Jerry A Powell; Paul A Opler
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Powell, Jerry A.
Moths of Western North America.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008048605
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry A Powell; Paul A Opler
ISBN: 9780520943773 0520943775
OCLC Number: 1047685318
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 369 pages, [132] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), map
Contents: PART ONE Introduction to Lepidoptera and Moths Morphology Biology Significance in Natural and Human Communities Fossil Record and Evolution A History of Moth Collectors in Western North America PART TWO Classification and Natural History of the Moths of Western North America Primitive Lineages Zeugloptera Clade Superfamily Micropterigoidea Glossata, Homoneura Clade Superfamily Eriocranioidea Exoporia Clade Superfamily Hepialoidea Clade Heteroneura, Monotrysia Clade Superfamily Nepticuloidea Superfamily Incurvarioidea Superfamily Tischerioidea Ditrysia, Nonapoditrysian Superfamilies Superfamily Tineoidea Superfamily Gracillarioidea Superfamily Gelechioidea Superfamily Gelechioidea, Oecophorid Lineage Superfamily Gelechioidea, Elachistid Lineage Superfamily Yponomeutoidea Apoditrysia Nonobtectomeran Superfamilies Superfamily Schreckensteinioidea Superfamily Epermenioidea Superfamily Alucitoidea Superfamily Pterophoroidea Superfamily Choreutoidea Superfamily Sesioidea Superfamily Cossoidea Superfamily Tortricoidea Superfamily Zygaenoidea Marc E. Epstein and James K. Adams Unspecialized Obtectomera Superfamily Copromorphoidea Superfamily Thyridoidea Obtectomera Superfamily Pyraloidea Macrolepidoptera Superfamily Drepanoidea Superfamily Geometroidea Superfamily Mimallonoidea Superfamily Lasiocampoidea Superfamily Bombycoidea Superfamily Noctuoidea SUGGESTIONS FOR COLLECTING AND OBSERVING MOTHS GLOSSARY INSECT INDEX PLANT INDEX GENERAL INDEX Color Plates
Responsibility: Jerry A. Powell, Paul A. Opler.

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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 and  Read more...

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"A must have for those with a serious interest in the Lepidoptera of Western North America." Scienceblogs.com/The Guardian

 
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