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1 June 2013 Hyperchiria incisa incisa (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) on Plants of Clitoria fairchildiana in ViÇOsa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
José Cola Zanuncio, Douglas Silva Parreira, Olaf Hermann Hendrik Mielke, Francisco De Souza Ramalho, José Eduardo Serrão, Teresinha Vinha Zanuncio
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Clitoria fairchildiana Howard (Fabaceae) is a rustic and rapidly growing species with a broad leafy crown. This species naturally occurs in secondary forest of the Amazon region. In Brazil, this plant is also used in landscaping of streets, squares, roads and parking lots. This study identified a lepidopteran defoliator of C. fairchildiana at the Federal University of Viçosa in Viçosa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. This species was identified as Hyperchiria incisa incisa Walker, 1855 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Hemileucinae). Larvae of this insect are yellowish-brown at early instars and pale green in the last ones with its body almost completely covered with stinging spines at all stages. Hyperchiria incisa incisa should be included in pest monitoring programs of C. fairchildiana.

José Cola Zanuncio, Douglas Silva Parreira, Olaf Hermann Hendrik Mielke, Francisco De Souza Ramalho, José Eduardo Serrão, and Teresinha Vinha Zanuncio "Hyperchiria incisa incisa (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) on Plants of Clitoria fairchildiana in ViÇOsa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil," The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 67(2), 131-133, (1 June 2013). https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.v67i2.a4
Received: 17 February 2012; Accepted: 20 August 2012; Published: 1 June 2013
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caterpillar
herbivory
pest Management
urban afforestation
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