Chile's Cercophana venusta and its immature stages (Lepidoptera: Cercophanidae).

K. L. Wolfe, M. A. Balcázar-Lara

Abstract


The immature stages of Cercophana venusta (Walker) are described and illustrated in color, and scanning electron microscope photographs of the previously undescribed first instar larva are presented. Larvae fed upon Maytenus boaria (Celastraceae) and had four instars. The systematic position of the genus is discussed.

Se describen e ilustran a colores los estadios inmaduros de Cercophana venusta y se presenta un estudio con microscopio electrónico de barrido de la larva de primer estadio previamente indescrita. Las larvas se alimentaron de Maytenus boaria y experimentaron cuatro estadios. Se discute la posición taxonómica del género.


Keywords


Agliinae; Arsenurinae; Celastraceae; Ceratocampinae; Cercophaninae; chaetotaxy; Citheronia; Eacles; Hemileuca; hostplants; Hyalophora; Janiodinae; larvae; larval behavior; Microdulia; morphology; Neocercophana; Neotropical; pheromones; Polythysana; pupae; Saturniidae; Saturniinae; South America; taxonomy; Valdivian

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