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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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.
|Title:||The distribution, conservation, and larval food plant of Epiplema becki Hayes (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Uraniidae) on the Galapagos Islands|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Galapagos Research|
|Page Range:||pp. 19-23|
|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|
|Depositing User:||Ms Sally Taylor|
|Date Deposited:||08 Sep 2012 17:31|
|Last Modified:||08 Sep 2012 17:31|
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