A simple rearing technique for larvae and observations on the larval biology of Australian ‘splendid ghost moths’, Aenetus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855) (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae)
作者: ETHAN PEREGRINE BEAVERJOHN GREHAN
刊名: Journal of Insect Biodiversity, 2018, Vol.8 (3), pp.43-51
来源数据库: Journal of Insect Biodiversity
DOI: 2018.08.3.1
原始语种摘要: It is difficult to associate species of the wood-boring moth in the genus Aenetus with their host plant, because larvae develop inside live trees. A new method is described for rearing larvae of Aenetus eximia , A. lewinii, A. blackburnii, A. ligniveren and A. scotti in cut stems of trees containing larval tunnels by feeding them apple pieces. Larvae that completed development were reared from 49 to 396 days after collection from the field. Aspects of larval feeding webs and adult emergence are described, and new host records are documented. The rearing method is shown to provide an effective means of accurately determining the species of Aenetus developing inside a given host plant. It was more convenient than obtaining pupae or emerging adults in the field, which is often not possible...
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关键词翻译
关键词翻译
  • larval 幼虫的
  • Lepidoptera 鳞翅目
  • larvae 幼虫
  • rearing 养育
  • biology 生物学
  • feeding 供给
  • boring 钻进
  • splendid 出色的
  • developing 显影
  • determining 决定的