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Title:A Classification of the Lepidoptera Based on Characters of the Pupa
Author(s):Mosher, E.
Subject(s):larval stages
Abstract:It is within comparatively recent times that the immature stages of insects have been considered of any taxonomic value. The economic entomologist early realized the value of being able to recognize the immature stages, for in many orders of insects the larval stages alone were responsible for many ravages upon crops and orchards. Still the matter was not taken up by the systematists, and the workers in the field of economic entomology contented themselves by rearing the adult to determine the species, and then describing, perhaps all the stages, or more probably the larval and adult stages as being those of economic importance. Nowadays we are beginning to see that it is impossible to construct an adequate classification of any group of insects unless we use every bit of information obtainable on their life history and habits.
Issue Date:1916-03
Publisher:Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin; v. 012, no. 02
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright 2009 University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-11-28

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