Author: Peter Huemer
Publisher: Apollo Books
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Microlepidoptera of Europe is the ideal series of books for identifying European micro-moths. Each volume is a systematic unit comprising about 100-250 species. This usually refers to a family or subfamily, but it can also be a single large genus, or a group of smaller families. The geographical area covered includes Europe, west of the former U.S.S.R., and the Baltic countries. Various volumes in the series may also include the adjacent parts of the western Palaearctic Region, i.e. Macaronesia, North Africa, Cyprus, Turkey, as well as Transcaucasia. Microlepidoptera of Europe provides color illustrations of the adults of all species. Sexual dimorphism and extensive polymorphism are also illustrated. The series has had very fine reviews in European entomological journals.
This first volume of Tineid Moths from Europe presents information for the identification of 180 species. For each species, a diagnosis, illustrations of moths, male and female genitalia as well as information on life history and distribution are given.
141 European Ennominae species covered. 709 specimens in 16 colour plates. Comprehensive text for each genus and species. 145 text-figures of diagnostic characters and other morphological structures. New synonymies, status revisions, new combinations and numerous new distribution data. Systematic catalogue.
Author: Axel Hausmann
Publisher: Apollo Books
Release Date: 2012
Each volume in this series illustrates the adults of all species of Geometrid Moths in photographical color plates of the best quality. Sexual dimorphism as well as polymorphism is also illustrated, and all subspecies are illustrated when possible. Most species are shown in natural size, but larger groups of small species such as the genera Idaea and Eupithecia are shown enlarged. The following information is provided for each species: full name; original reference to all available nominal names (valid names and synonyms); diagnosis based on external features, including detail figures where necessary; male and female genitalia of all species with line drawings or photographs; a summary of the European distribution and also of distribution outside the area treated; a map of the European distribution; phenology with detailed information about flight period or periods, with reference to various parts of the distribution area; information about how the species hibernates; biology including hostplant(s); habitat including the altitude of occurrence; and similar species with the differences clearly pointed out.
Moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) are one of the most diverse and economically important groups of insects, with approximately 157,000 species worldwide. This book establishes a definitive list of the species that occur in BC, and clarifies erroneous records in past works. It provides a knowledge baseline that will be useful to resource and conservation managers, biodiversity researchers, taxonomists, amateur collectors, and naturalists.
Author: Marian R. Goldsmith
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Numerous and charismatic, the Lepidoptera is one of the most widely studied groups of invertebrates. Advances in molecular tools and genomic techniques have reduced the need for large sizes and mass-rearing, and lepidopteran model systems are increasingly used to illuminate broad-based experimental questions as well as those peculiar to butterflies and moths. Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera presents a wide-ranging collection of studies on the Lepidoptera, treating them as specialized insects with distinctive features and as model systems for carrying out cutting-edge research. Leading researchers provide an evolutionary framework for placing moths and butterflies on the Tree of Life. The book covers progress in deciphering the silkworm genome and unraveling lepidopteran sex chromosomes. It features new information on sex determination, evolution, and the development of butterfly wing patterns, eyes, vision, circadian clocks, chemoreceptors, and sexual communication. The contributors discuss the genetics and molecular biology of plant host range and prospects for controlling the major crop pest genus Helicoverpa. They also explore the rise of insecticide resistance, the innate immune response, lepidopteran minihosts for testing human pathogens and antibiotics, and the use of intrahemocoelic toxins for control. The book concludes with coverage of polyDNA virus-carrying parasitoid wasps, and the cloning of the first virus resistance gene in the silkworm. Understanding the biology and genetics of butterflies and moths may lead to new species-selective methods of control, saving billions of dollars in pesticide use and protecting environmental and human health—making the sections on strategies for pest management extremely important. This book will open up new paths to the research literature for a broad audience, including entomologists, evolutionary and systematic biologists, geneticists, physiologists, biochemists, and molecular biologists.