Egg morphology of seven noctuid species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Chilean and updated key to their identification

Olivares, TS; Torres, S; Zúñiga, L

Keywords: chile, lepidoptera, noctuidae, egg morphology


Eggs from seven Noctuid moth species, Eriopyga perfusca (Hampson), Magnagrotis oorti (Koehler), Pseudoleucania brosii (Koehler), Scania simillima (Koehler), Scriptania americana (Blanchard), Scriptania leucofasciata Rodríguez, were collected at La Mina, 925 msnm, (35º21’ S; 71º41’ W) and Paso Internacional Pehuenche (35º57’ S; 70º23’ W), 2560 msnm, Chile. The Scanning Electron Microscope showed that egg morphology allows identification to species level. This is particularly useful in agricultural pest control, and morphological differences are used in this report to present an updated taxonomic key to the Chilean Noctuidae.

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Título de la Revista: Revista de Biología Tropical
Volumen: 53
Número: 1-2
Fecha de publicación: 2005
Página de inicio: 153
Página final: 163
Idioma: Spanish