Chapter 13. Biodiversity of Lepidoptera

  1. Robert G. Foottit3 and
  2. Peter H. Adler4
  1. Michael G. Pogue1,2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch13

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

How to Cite

Pogue, M. G. (2009) Biodiversity of Lepidoptera, in Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society (eds R. G. Foottit and P. H. Adler), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Environmental Health National Program (Biodiversity), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, K. W. Neatby Bldg., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

  2. 4

    Department of Entomology, Soils & Plant Sciences, Clemson University, Box 340315, 114 Long Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0315, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Systematic Entomology Laboratory, PSI, Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Smithsonian Institution, P. O. Box 37012, National Museum of Natural History Museum, MRC-168, Washington, DC 20560-0168, USA

  2. 2

    Systematic Entomology Laboratory, PSI, Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, c/o Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, NMNH, MRC-168, Washington, DC, 20013-7012, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151429

Online ISBN: 9781444308211

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Keywords:

  • biodiversity of Lepidoptera;
  • estimating global Lepidopteran species richness - faunal comparisons;
  • primary needs for enhancing Lepidopteran biodiversity;
  • Microlepidoptera comprising artificial grouping of moth families - more primitive and usually ‘smaller moths’;
  • Lepidoptera biodiversity;
  • Lepidoptera classification - non-Glossatan moths, ancient clades in Lepidoptera;
  • Micropterigoidea - clade considered the most primitive;
  • Exoporia, homoneurous Neolepidoptera - Mnesarchaeoidea and Hepialoidea;
  • Lepidoptera - major group of plant-feeding insects

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Primary Needs for Enhancing Lepidopteran Biodiversity Studies

  • Lepidoptera Biodiversity

  • Lepidoptera Classification

  • Lepidoptera Inventories

  • Conclusions

  • References