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Hawkmoths of Australia : identification, biology and distribution / Maxwell S. Moulds, James P. Tuttle and David A. Lane
Bib ID 8066023
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Moulds, M. S. (Maxwell Sydney), author
 
Description Clayton South, VIC : CSIRO Publishing, 2020 
©2020 
ix, 414 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 31 cm. 
ISBN 9781486302819 (hardback)
9781486302826 (pdf)
9781486302833 (epub)
Series

Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera ; Volume 13

Summary

Hawkmoths are large charismatic insects with highly variable and colourful larvae. Some species are specialised in their habitat preferences, but others are widespread and often encountered in gardens. However, little is known about most species, and associating the adults with their larvae has previously been difficult or impossible. This book allows identification of all of the Australian hawkmoths for the first time and treats species found on mainland Australia and all offshore islands. It presents previously undescribed life histories of nearly all species and provides a comprehensive account of hawkmoth biology, including new parasitoids and their hawkmoth hosts. Detailed drawings and photographs show the external and internal morphology of adults and immatures, and eggs, larval instars and pupa. Keys are provided for last instar larvae and pupae of the 71 species that the authors have reared. A glossary, appendices to parasitoids and larval foodplants, an extensive reference list with bibliographical notes and a comprehensive index conclude the book. The wealth of new information in this book makes it an essential reference for anyone interested in these moths.

Full contents
  • Machine generated contents note: Organisation and presentation
  • Scope of the work
  • Taxonomy
  • Foodplant records
  • The use of DNA sequence data for identification
  • Plates
  • Distributions
  • Descriptions of adults and immature stages
  • Taxonomic changes
  • Abbreviations
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Also published electronically.

Subjects Wildlife: general interest.  |  Moths -- Australia.  |  Lepidoptera -- Australia -- Classification.  |  Lepidoptera -- Australia -- Identification.  |  Hawkmoths -- Australia.  |  Lepidoptera -- Australia.  |  Sphingidae -- Australia -- Identification.  |  Sphingidae -- Australia.  |  Australian
Copyright information Maxwell S Moulds, James P Tuttle and David A Lane 2020 

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