Notes on Larvae Of The Saturniidae (Lepidoptera)

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1956/1957
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Gardener J.C.M
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Larva! of many species of this family feed on tree foliage and are often sent in for identification by forest officers and others. The larva! are nearly always preserved in alcohol and even when it is possible to rear the adult (the stage necessary for primary diagnosis) from living larva! this process may take the better part of a year. A classification of larva! is obviously needed and this must of course be based on larva! definitely associated with reared moths in the first instance. A non-technical field key covering the known larva! in the E.A.A.F.R.O. collection is given below; only mature larva! are now considered.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 22, p. 220-223