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1 March 2017 Report of Diurnal Activity in Mimallonoidea with Notes on the Sexual Behavior of Lacosoma chiridota Grote, 1864
Ryan A. St Laurent, Ana Paula S. Carvalho
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We report diurnal behavior in the mimallonid Lacosoma chiridota Grote, 1864. Female pheromone releasing behavior was recorded in the late afternoon in Gainesville, Florida. A single diurnal male was recorded responding to a “calling” female at 1745 h. We discuss the unique case of sexual dimorphism exhibited by L. chiridota, such that most Mimallonidae generally do not display pronounced sexual dimorphism, and suggest that this may be related to the likewise unique diurnal behavior of this species.

Ryan A. St Laurent and Ana Paula S. Carvalho "Report of Diurnal Activity in Mimallonoidea with Notes on the Sexual Behavior of Lacosoma chiridota Grote, 1864," The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 71(1), 12-15, (1 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.v71i1.a3
Received: 23 December 2016; Accepted: 20 January 2017; Published: 1 March 2017
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Lepidoptera of Eastern North America
sexual dimorphism
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