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1 November 2017 Life Cycle and Ethological Notes on Burca braco braco (Herrich-Schäffer, 1865) (Hesperiidae: Pyrginae)
Joel Lastra-Valdés, Alejandro Barro Cañamero
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In this study, we describe for the first time the immature stages of a Burca species: eggs, five larval instars, prepupa, and pupa. Morphometric measurements for each stage are given. Based on the measures of head width and growth rates, we recognize the possible presence of non-typical individuals with more than five instars. We describe four larval shelters types that are associated with specific instars. Each individual constructs three to four shelters during its larval development. We also report notes on feeding patterns and oviposition.

Joel Lastra-Valdés and Alejandro Barro Cañamero "Life Cycle and Ethological Notes on Burca braco braco (Herrich-Schäffer, 1865) (Hesperiidae: Pyrginae)," The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 71(4), 218-224, (1 November 2017). https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.71i4.a4
Received: 2 March 2017; Accepted: 17 May 2017; Published: 1 November 2017
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Burca
Croton
Hesperiidae
Immature stages
larval shelters
skippers
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