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Lepidoptera


[R] Order of holometabolous insects; larva sometimes called caterpillar, pupa and adult butterfly or moth.
Families important in plant protection: the Cossidae, the Plutellidae, the Yponomeutidae, the Tortricidae, the Noctuidae, the Pyralidae, the Geometridae, the Pieridae, the Coleophoridae, the Chrysomelidae, the Gelechiidae, the Hepialidae, the Lyonetiidae and the Sesiidae.

[R] Images

* Lepidoptera: larva and adult (INRA)
1: larva (caterpillar).
a: head, with the cephalic cap; b: thoracic legs; c: scutellum or thoracic plate; d: ventral prolegs; e: anal plate; f: anal prolegs.
2: adult (butterfly).
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