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Immature stages of the moth Lobeza dentilinea (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae), with redescription of the species based on male and female morphology

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Pinheiro, Livia R. [1, 2] ; Silva, Renato O. [1] ; Duarte, Marcelo [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, BR-04263000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Zool, Inst Biociencias, Programa Posgrad Ciencias Biol Zool, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zoologia; v. 28, n. 4, p. 517-524, Ago. 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Egg and pupa of Lobeza dentilinea Schaus, 1901 are described and illustrated for the first time. Eggs are smooth, dome-shaped, and greenish at oviposition. Last instar larvae have an aposematic coloration and the chaetotaxy is very similar to other notodontines, except for the number of lateral setae: L. dentilinea has three instead of four lateral setae on abdominal segments A3-A6. Pupae are light brown and typical of the family, with the last abdominal segments broadly round. Evidence from the adult morphology supporting the placement of the genus in Notodontinae includes proboscis smaller than the length of the head, epiphysis with more than half the length of tibia, tarsal claws simple, and labial palpi short. Male and female are confidently associated, and a redescription of the species is presented based on both sexes. Larvae of L. dentilinea are here recorded feeding on a Melastomataceae. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/11159-5 - Revision and cladistic analysis of the genus Heliura Butler, 1876 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini, Ctenuchina)
Grantee:Lívia Rodrigues Pinheiro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 03/13985-3 - Robert Kanner Robbins | Smithsonian Institution - Estados Unidos
Grantee:Marcelo Duarte da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International