Aspectos biológicos e morfológicos de Leucanella viridescens (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Hemileucinae)

  title={Aspectos biol{\'o}gicos e morfol{\'o}gicos de Leucanella viridescens (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Hemileucinae)},
  author={Alexandre Specht and Elio Corseuil and Augusto J. Benedetti and Graziela Poletto and Aline Carraro Formentini},
The goal of this work was to describe aspects of the biology and morphology of Leucanella viridescens (Walker, 1855), a polyphytophagous species that is a pest to several crops of economical interest and whose larvae may cause erucism. Biological parameters were obtained under controlled conditions: temperature of 25 ± 1oC, relative humidity of 70 ± 10%, and a 14 h photophase. Morphological and behavioral aspects were analyzed in each developmental phase. The larval stage had six instars, with… CONTINUE READING