eBook Owlet Caterpillars Of Eastern North America, 1st Edition

  • David L. Wagner
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  • ISBN-10: 1400838290
  • ISBN-13: 9781400838295
  • DDC: 595.78
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 576 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released February 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

This lavishly illustrated field guide features more than 800 species of the most common, interesting, beautiful, and important owlet (noctuid) caterpillars found in eastern North America. More than 2,100 color photographs include numerous stunning images, and the guide's introductory sections offer a wealth of information on noctuid natural history, morphology, larval diets, natural enemies, and classification; suggestions for finding and rearing owlet caterpillars; and much more. The 375 full-page species accounts treat similar species, range, phenology, and larval foodplants. A remarks section addresses behavior, life history, taxonomy, and a variety of other general interest topics. For full species accounts, two adult images are provided, one of a spread museum specimen and the other of a live adult: this is the first guide to comprehensively provide images of live adult moths in representative resting postures. An extensive glossary and foodplant index are also included.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Dedication.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Photographic Credits.
Introduction.
1: Quadrifine Owlets.
2: Litter Moths.
3: Pangraptines.
4: Snouts.
5: Straws.
6: Scalloped Moths.
7: Fruitpiercing Moths.
8: Necklace Moths.
9: Scolecocampines.
10: Halflings.
11: Fungus Moths.
12: Phytometrines.
13: Underwings, Zales, Witches, and Kin.
14: Lesser Underwings.
15: Grass Loopers.
16: Chocolates and Kin.
17: Wavy-Lined Owlets.
18: Witches.
19: Eulepidotines.
20: Elves.
21: Nolas and Punkies.
22: Nolas and Punkies.
23: Chloephorines.
24: Baileyas.
25: Concanas and Kin.
26: Lichen Punkies.
27: Trifine Owlets.
28: Loopers.
29: Nettle Loopers.
30: Golden Loopers.
31: Loopers.
32: Tumblers.
33: Resplendent Moths.
34: Eustrotiines.
35: Bird-Dropping Moths.
36: Pantheas and Yellowhorns.
37: Hieroglyphic Moths.
38: Brothers.
39: Balsas.
40: Daggers.
41: Foresters.
42: Paints or Hooded Owlets.
43: Sallows, Brocades, and Kin.
44: Amphipyrines.
45: Greenbriers.
46: Lash-Eyed Sallows.
47: Seedcoppers.
48: Sun Moths.
49: Groundlings and Kin.
50: Fern Moths.
51: Marvels.
52: Midgets.
53: Armyworms.
54: Caradrines.
55: Dipterygiines.
56: St. Johnswort Moths.
57: Angle Shades.
58: Borers.
59: Divers.
60: Pinions, Sallows, and Kin.
61: Griffins and Satyrs.
62: Quakers, Woodgrains, and Kin.
63: Bronzed Cutworms.
64: Arches and Kin.
65: Wainscots and Kin.
66: Groundcats.
67: Spanish Moths.
68: Cutworms and Darts.
Glossary.
Cited Literature.
Foodplant Index.
Species and Subject Index.