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Macromoths of northwest forests and woodlands

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Abstract

The macromoths are a group of families within the order Lepidoptera. The macromoths in the woodlands and forests of the Pacific Northwest are represented by 1,200 species in 12 families: Arctiidae, Dioptidae, Drepanidae, Epiplemidae, Geometridae, Lasiocampidae, Lymantriidae, Noctuidae, Notodontidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae, and Thyatiridae. In addition to the macromoths, the Lepidoptera are represented by the butterflies and skippers, and the micromoths. Butterflies possess a knob at the tip of the antennae while the tip of the antennae in skippers is typically hooked. The tip of the antennae in macromoths and micromoths is tapered. The differences between macromoths and micromoths is not literally based on size as the names suggest but rather in details of the female reproductive tract and wing venation. These details are discussed and illustrated in most texts on general entomology (Borror et al. 1989) and in books about Lepidoptera (Covell 1984).

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Report
Title:
Macromoths of northwest forests and woodlands
Series number:
FHTET-98-18
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team
Publisher location:
Morgantown, WV
Contributing office(s):
Cooperative Forest Ecosystem Research
Description:
133 p.; HTML Document
Country:
United States;Canada
State:
California;Oregon;Washington;Idaho;Montana;British Columbia
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
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