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Moths of Western North America$
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Jerry Powell and Philip Myers

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520251977

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520251977.001.0001

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Biology

Biology

Chapter:
(p.12) (p.13) Biology
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Moths of Western North America
Author(s):

Jerry A. Powell

Paul A. Opler

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520251977.003.0002

This chapter discusses several factors in the climatic and biotic environment that influence the survival of Lepidoptera populations, and examines adult behavior such as feeding, mating, and female eclosion. It then describes the climatic conditions suitable for larval and pupal development, and identifies the nutritional requirements of caterpillars. Finally, the chapter describes diapause, an important adaptation that controls the life-cycle pattern and enables Lepidoptera populations to survive during winter and dry season.

Keywords:   survival, Lepidoptera, feeding, mating, female eclosion, larval development, pupal development, nutritional requirements, diapause

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