Larva and hostplant of the Brazilian Cerrado Moth, Aucula munroei (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Agarastinae).

H. C. Morais, I. R. Diniz

Abstract


The caterpillar of Aucula munroei Todd & Poole is reported and figured in color for the first time. Caterpillars were found in cerrado areas (savanna-like vegetation) only on the hostplant, Davilla elliptica (Dilleniaceae). They were reared in the laboratory to maturity.

Keywords


biology; Brazil; cerrado; Dilleniaceae; ecology; Ecuador; hostplant; immature stages; larva; Neotropical; Panama; South America; Vitaceae

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