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Author Powell, Jerry A.

Title Moths of Western North America.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009.

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Description 1 online resource (517 pages)
Contents Cover; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Preface; About This Book; PART ONE; Morphology; Biology; Significance in Natural and Human Communities; Fossil Record and Evolution; A History of Moth Collectors in Western North America; PART TWO; Primitive Lineages; Ditrysia, Nonapoditrysian Superfamilies; Moths of Western North America: Plates; Moth Families and Plates; Apoditrysia; Macrolepidoptera; Suggestions for Collecting and Observing Moths; Glossary; Insect Index; Plant Index; General Index.
Summary Insects boast incredible diversity, and this book treats an important component of the western insect biota that has not been summarized before--moths and their plant relationships. There are about 8,000 named species of moths in our region, and although most are unnoticed by the public, many attract attention when their larvae create economic damage: eating holes in woolens, infesting stored foods, boring into apples, damaging crops and garden plants, or defoliating forests. In contrast to previous North American moth books, this volume discusses and illustrates about 25% of the species in eve.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Subject Moths -- West (U.S.)
Moths -- Northwest, Canadian.
North America.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Opler, Paul A.
Other Form: 9780520251977
ISBN 9780520943773 (electronic bk.)
0520943775 (electronic bk.)
9780520251977 (case ; alk. paper)
0520251970 (case ; alk. paper)