The distribution, conservation, and larval food plant of Epiplema becki Hayes (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Uraniidae) on the Galapagos Islands

Roque Albelo, Lázaro and Mieles, Alejandro (2005) The distribution, conservation, and larval food plant of Epiplema becki Hayes (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Uraniidae) on the Galapagos Islands. Galapagos Research, 63, pp. 19-23.

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Abstract

Two new populations and the host plant of the rarely encountered Galapagos endemic moth Epiplema becki were found on Isabela Island, on Wolf and Sierra Negra volcanoes, with a sighting on Darwin Volcano. The host plant is the native Duranta dombeyana (Verbenaceae). The habitats where all known specimens were collected were Scalesia forest with Duranta bushes. To ensure the conservation of E. becki, we recommend control of introduced species in its habitat. CDF Contribution Number 1010.

Item Type: Article
Title: The distribution, conservation, and larval food plant of Epiplema becki Hayes (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Uraniidae) on the Galapagos Islands
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Roque Albelo, Lázaro
Mieles, Alejandro
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Galapagos Research
Volume: 63
Page Range: pp. 19-23
Date: June 2005
ISSN: 1390-2830
Latitude: -0.425
Longitude: -91.1167
Funders: Galapagos Conservation Fund, Galapagos Conservation Trust (London), Darwin Initiative (UK)
Issuing Agency: Fundacion Charles Darwin Foundation
Uncontrolled Keywords: endemic species;moth;Epiplema becki;Duranta dombeyana;Wolf volcano;Sierra Negra volcano;Isla Isabela;Galapagos
Subjects: Biology
Conservation
Ecology
Item ID: 9968
Depositing User: Ms Sally Taylor
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2012 17:31
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2012 17:31
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9968

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