Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: The undiscovered frontier of aquatic moth caterpillars on river weeds
|BETHIN, JACOB - Western Connecticut State University|
|Solis, M Alma|
|PHILBRICK, C. - Western Connecticut State University|
|KRELL, R. - Western Connecticut State University|
Submitted to: News of the Lepidopterist's Society
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/2/2021
Publication Date: 9/21/2021
Citation: Bethin, J., Solis, M.A., Philbrick, C.T., Krell, R.K. 2021. The undiscovered frontier of aquatic moth caterpillars on river weeds. News of the Lepidopterist's Society. 63(3):143-146.
Interpretive Summary: N/A X= Other (Book Review/Obit)
Technical Abstract: During a study to find, identify, and catalog insects on river weeds (Podostemaceae) from Central and South America, Lepidoptera, or aquatic moths, were found to be the most common, particularly those of the Pyraloidea in the subfamily Acentropinae. Over 300 aquatic moth larvae and pupae were discovered. This paper illustrates morphological structures and traits of four species of aquatic larvae and pupae not previously described in the literature and worthy of note.