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1 March 2017 Larva and Pupa of the Little-Known Neotropical Moth Melipotis walkeri (Lepidoptera: Erebidae)
Sebastián Espinoza-Donoso, Marcelo Vargas-Ortiz, Héctor A. Vargas, Andrés O. Angulo
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The external morphology of the last larval instar and pupa of Melipotis walkeri Butler, 1892 (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) are described and illustrated based on specimens collected in the coastal valleys of the Atacama Desert of northern Chile on Acacia macracantha Willd. (Fabaceae). The morphology of the two life stages enables M. walkeri to be distinguished easily from the sympatric M. cellaris.

Sebastián Espinoza-Donoso, Marcelo Vargas-Ortiz, Héctor A. Vargas, and Andrés O. Angulo "Larva and Pupa of the Little-Known Neotropical Moth Melipotis walkeri (Lepidoptera: Erebidae)," The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 72(4), 276-283, (1 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.72i4.a5
Received: 10 April 2018; Accepted: 31 May 2018; Published: 1 March 2017
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KEYWORDS
Acacia macracantha
chaetotaxy
External morphology
FABACEAE
Immature stages
Melipotis cellaris
Prosopis tamarugo
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