Moths of Western North America / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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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 beforemoths 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.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 12.70(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Jerry A. Powell, Professor of the Graduate School in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, and coauthor of California Insects. Paul A. Opler, Professor in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, is author of Peterson Guides to Western and Eastern Butterflies, among other books.
Table of ContentsPART 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
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"A must have for those with a serious interest in the Lepidoptera of Western North America."Scienceblogs.com/The Guardian