Moths of Western North America

Jerry A. Powell Paul A. Opler January 14, 2020

Moths of Western North America Jerry A. Powell Paul A. Opler 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 our region, and although most are unnoticed by the public, many attract attention when their larvae create economic damage eating holes in woolenInsects 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 our region, and although most are 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% of the species in every family, including the tiny species, making this the most comprehensive volume in its field With this approach it provides access to microlepidoptera study for biologists as well as amateur collectors About 2,500 species are described and illustrated, including virtually all moths of economic importance, summarizing their morphology, taxonomy, adult behavior, larval biology, and life cycles.

Moths of Western North America Jerry A. Powell Paul A. Opler

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