Immature stages of Adeloneivaia fallax (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)

Fabiano F. Albertoni, Marcelo Duarte


Details of the egg, larval, and pupal morphology of Adeloneivaia fallax (Boisduval) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) are described and illustrated and compared with other species of Saturniidae, more specifically with other Ceratocampinae. Egg ultrastructure is described for the first time in Ceratocampinae; larval chaetotaxy is documented for the first time in Adeloneivaia; and few pupal characters are evaluated for their potential phylogenetic use. Biological and behavioral aspects of captive rearing are discussed, and larval host plant records for A. fallax are provided.



Son descritos e ilustrados detalles de la morfología de huevo, larva e pupa de Adeloneivaia fallax (Boisduval) (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae) y comparados con otras especies de Saturniidae, más específicamente con otros Ceratocampinae. Por primera vez se documenta la quetotaxia larval en Adeloneivaia. Son proporcionados aspectos biológicos e comportamentales de la cría en cautiverio, así como registros da las plantas hospederas de A. fallax.


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Atlantic Forest; Ceratocampinae; larva; morphology; neotropical

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