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Moths of Western North America

Jerry Powell and Philip Myers

Abstract

Insects boast incredible diversity, and this book treats an important component of the western insect biota that has not been summarized before: moths and their plant relationships. There are about 8,000 named species of moths in the western North America region, and although most go 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% ... More

Keywords: moths, western North America, larvae, moth species, microlepidoptera, morphology, taxonomy, adult behavior, larval biology, life cycles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780520251977
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520251977.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerry Powell, author

Philip Myers, editor

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Morphology

Jerry A. Powell, and Paul A. Opler

Biology

Jerry A. Powell, and Paul A. Opler

Significance in Natural and Human Communities

Jerry A. Powell, and Paul A. Opler

Fossil Record and Evolution

Jerry A. Powell, and Paul A. Opler

A History of Moth Collectors in Western North America

Jerry A. Powell, and Paul A. Opler

Primitive Lineages

Jerry A. Powell, and Paul A. Opler

Ditrysia, Nonapoditrysian Superfamilies

Jerry A. Powell, and Paul A. Opler

Apoditrysia

Jerry A. Powell, and Paul A. Opler

Macrolepidoptera

Jerry A. Powell, and Paul A. Opler

Suggestions for Collecting and Observing Moths

Jerry A. Powell, and Paul A. Opler