1163 An overview of larval morphology of "advanced" microlepidoptera...but mostly Tortricidae

Wednesday, November 19, 2008: 1:50 PM
Room A6, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
John W. Brown , Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, PSI, Washington, DC
Todd M. Gilligan , Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
The larvae of Tortricidae are remarkably homogeneous. Even the major divisions within the family (i.e., subfamilies and tribes), which are well defined based on adult morphology, are not reflected in larval features. A few interesting modifications are scattered throughout the family, and these usually are easily attributable to feeding strategies that deviate from the general pattern of leaf-rolling (e.g., gall-inducing, stem-boring).

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.33182