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Systematics, host plants, and life histories of three new Phyllocnistis species from the central highlands of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Phyllocnistinae).
All speci- mens were collected as larvae or pupae in their mines and reared in captivity and Parasitoid wasps were reared from P. drimiphaga and P. maxberryi.
The immature stages, larval food plants and biology of Neotropical mistletoe butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). II. The Catasticta group (Pierini: Aporiina)
The morphology and biology of the immature stages of the Catasticta group are compared with other members of the Aporiina, particularly those of Delias, Aporia and the more distantly related Mylothris, and comments made on their systematic relationships.
New taxa, including three new genera show uniqueness of Neotropical Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera)
Three new genera and nine new species are described from the Neotropics, including the first example of a gall making Stigmella, as well as a number of Neotropical species that could be placed in known genera but were undescribed.
First non-predaceous syrphine flower fly (Diptera: Syrphidae): a new leaf-mining Allograpta from Costa Rica
The first syrphine flower fly with non-predaceous larva (Allograpta centropogonis NISHIDA spec, nov.) is described from Costa Rica. The larva is a leaf-miner in Centropogon species (Campanulaceae).
A taxonomic review of Eucalantica Busck (Lepidoptera, Yponomeutidae) with descriptions of six new species
It is suggested that there remains an undiscovered high diversity of Eucalantica in the tropical highlands of Central America.
Description of the immature stages and life history of Euselasia (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae) on Miconia (Melastomataceae) in Costa Rica
Several morphological characters of first instar larvae are unique among Lepidoptera: extra setae, bifurcated dorsal setae on A1–8, and various organs, and summary tables of unique organs and setae of immature stages are provided.
Plants and butterflies of a small urban preserve in the Central Valley of Costa Rica
Costa Rica's most populated area, the Central valley, has lost much of its natural habitat, and the little that remains has been altered to varying degrees. Yet few studies have been conducted to
Insects that feed on Miconia calvescens in Costa Rica
Six species of Euselasia chrysippe, a wax-producing sap-sucker on young shoots, appear to be promising biological control agents of Miconia calvescens and have been sent to quarantine facilities in Hawaiÿi for further study.
Life history and systematics of Albusambia elaphoglossumae (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): a new genus and species of musotimine with leaf-mining biology from Costa Rica.
The larva is a gregarious leaf miner with its body flattened dorsoventrally and head prognathous; morphological adaptations to its leaf-mining habit are new to the Musotiminae.