Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: Aquatic and semiaquatic Lepidoptera In: Aquatic Insects of North America, R. W. Merritt, K.W. Cummins, and M.B. Berg (Eds.). 5th edition Author
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/6/2018
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Aquatic Lepidoptera larvae with various methods for respiration in water are reviewed. An entire subfamily of snout moths is known to have larvae with aquatic stages in North America. The comprehensive ecological literature is derived from studies for the control of invasive noxious aquatic weeds. Lepidoptera associated with floating or emergent semi-aquatic plants is also briefly reviewed. The biology and morphology is reviewed and keys for the identification of larvae and adults is provided. A table that summarizes ecological and distributional data for North American aquatic Lepidoptera is included. Illustrations of the adults and larvae are provided.