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Phylogeny and Evolution of Pharmacophagy in Tiger Moths (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae)
The focus of this study was to reconstruct a phylogenetic hypothesis for the moth subfamily Arctiinae (tiger moths, woolly bears) to investigate the evolution of larval and adult pharmacophagy of… Expand
Another Blood Feeder? Experimental Feeding of a Fruit-Piercing Moth Species on Human Blood in the Primorye Territory of Far Eastern Russia (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Calpinae)
The genus Calyptra Ochsenheimer (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Calpini) includes what are commonly known as vampire moths, so named because of their ability to pierce mammalian flesh and feed on blood.… Expand
A comparative survey of proboscis morphology and associated structures in fruit-piercing, tear-feeding, and blood-feeding moths in Calpinae (Lepidoptera: Erebidae)
Functional feeding categories for adult species of Calpinae are described. Structures associated with the proboscis were examined using exemplar species in fruit-piercing, blood-feeding, and… Expand
Are molecular data supplanting morphological data in modern phylogenetic studies?
Morphological data have long served as major sources ofinformation for inferring phylogenetic relationships amongtaxa. With the advent of polymerase chain reaction and modernmolecular approaches to… Expand
World Checklist of Tribe Calpini (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Calpinae)
A preliminary checklist of Calpini is provided, incorporating corrections and changes to publication dates and nomenclature as presented in the checklists of Poole (1989), Fibiger and Lafontaine… Expand
A preliminary molecular phylogenetic assessment of the lichen moths (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae: Lithosiini) with comments on palatability and chemical sequestration
The lichen moth tribe Lithosiini is best known for its hypothesized larval feeding behaviour, lichenivory. The larvae of some species have been found to be capable of sequestering polyphenolics, and… Expand
To be or not to be… a vampire: a matter of sensillum numbers in Calyptra thalictri?
- S. Hill, J. Zaspel, S. Weller, B. Hansson, R. Ignell
- Biology, Medicine
- Arthropod structure & development
- 1 September 2010
The mechanisms by which blood feeding in insects has evolved are unclear, primarily because there has been no access to species in which there is a mixture of same-sex blood feeding and non-blood… Expand
A molecular phylogenetic analysis of the vampire moths and their fruit-piercing relatives (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Calpinae).
- J. Zaspel, R. Zahiri, M. Hoy, D. janzen, S. Weller, N. Wahlberg
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
- 1 November 2012
Within butterflies and moths, adult hematophagy is limited to species within the vampire moth genus Calyptra. These moths are placed within the subfamily Calpinae, whose other members are known to… Expand
Origin of the hungry caterpillar: Evolution of fasting in slug moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Limacodidae).
Studies of caterpillar defense strategy evolution typically focus on aposematic coloration, gregarious behavior, and/or chemical defense. In the slug moth family Limacodidae, the evolution of… Expand
The Insects: An Outline of Entomology, 5th Edition
- J. Zaspel
- 1 June 2016
The Insects: An Outline of Entomology, 5th Edition P. J. Gullan, P. S. Cranston 2014; 624 pages Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex, UK ISBN: 978-1-118-84615-5 $99.95 (hardcover); $79.99 (e-book) … Expand