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Index to scientific names of Lepidoptera

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This section of the book World Catalogue of Insects: Psychidae (Lepidoptera) presents a list of scientific names of Lepidoptera. The book treats the family Psychidae (bagworms, case bearers, bag moths). The name-giving character of these lepidopterans is a case produced with larval silk covered with parts of higher plants, algae, lichens, stones, sand or dead insects. Depending on species, the case length varies from 4 millimetres to about 32 centimetres. The entire larval development takes place inside the case, as does pupation, and for some species the adult lifespan of the wingless females remains within the pupal exuvia including oviposition.

Keywords: ecology; Lepidoptera; Psychidae



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