Journal Article

The early stages of <i>Pedaliodes poesia</i> (Hewitson, 1862) in eastern Ecuador (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae: Pronophilina)

Harold F. Greeney, Tomasz W. Pyrcz, Philip J. DeVries and Lee A. Dyer

Edited by Jim Miller

in Journal of Insect Science

Volume 9, issue 1
Published online June 2009 | e-ISSN: 1536-2442 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1673/031.009.3801

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We describe the immature stages Pedaliodes poesiaHewitson, 1862 from northeastern Ecuador. Chusquea scandens (Poaceae, Bambusoidea) is the larval food plant. Eggs are laid singly or in pairs on the bottom side of host plant leaves. The duration of the egg, larval, and pupal stages, combined, is 99–107 days.

Keywords: Andes; bamboo; Chusquea; cloud forest; larva; Poaceae; pupa

Journal Article.  3188 words.  Illustrated.

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