oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - On the structure of lepidopterous larvae, with special reference to the mature larva of Leto venus Stoll



The object of this paper is twofold. Firstly it is intended to assist and encourage the study of larvae, a subject of investigation of the greatest theoretical and practical importance, but hitherto scarcely touched on in South Africa. Secondly it is to record the structure of an interesting larva which, being a member of a very primitive family, the Hepialidae, comes near in structure to the hypothetical larva, and may thus serve as a basis for the study of larvae of specialized families.


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