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Tierökologie II

Prof. Dr. Konrad Dettner (im Ruhestand)

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Deml, R; Dettner, K: Morphology and classification of larval scoli of Saturniinae and Hemileucinae (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae), Journal of Zoological Systematics & Evolutionary Research, 40, 82-91 (2002)
The larval scoli of 15 species of Saturniidae (Saturniinae and Hemileucinae) were investigated by means of scanning electron microscopy. On the basis of morphological findings from surface views and inside views of the scoli, the classification of scoli previously used in the literature has been altered in several points. Two scolus types are united, a new one (blunt-bristly scolus) is proposed, and another one is subdivided. From these morphological data, an improved character set with new state descriptions is derived; it is of potential interest for the systematics and phylogeny of Saturniidae.
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