The Wild Silk Moths of North America: A Natural History of the Saturniidae of the United States and Canada
Cornell University Press, 1996 - Nature - 250 pages
The Saturniidae are among the largest and showiest moths in North America. This comprehensive work covers the life history and taxonomy of a hundred species and subspecies. The adults and larvae of all species are illustrated in thirty color plates, which are supplemented by line drawings of cocoons, photographs of behavior, and distribution maps.
More than a natural history, this book includes chapters on population biology, life history strategies, disease and parasitoids, and the importance of silk moths to human culture. The systematic account emphasizes genetic differences among populations and the process of speciation and presents new information on experimental hybridization and life histories. For the student, researcher, and naturalist practical information is offered on collecting, rearing, and conducting original research. The entire text is referenced to an extensive bibliography.
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An entomologist (Tuskes), collector (James P. Tuttle), and zoologist (Michael M. Collins), all having a common interest in wild silk moths (family Saturniidae) have combined their expertise to write ... Read full review
This is a great book for learning about and rearing these fantastic moths. Anyone who is an insect lover should have a copy of this book in their library.
Life History Strategies
Populations Species and Taxonomy
Silk Moths and Human Culture