oa African Entomology - Identification and diagnoses of Lepidoptera larvae inhabiting galls induced by Ravenelia macowaniana Pazschke on Acacia karroo Hayne in South Africa
Diagnoses, illustrations and head capsule widths of larvae of the five dominant Lepidoptera species that inhabit galls induced by Ravenelia macowaniana Pazschke (Uredinales: Pucciniaceae) on Acacia karroo Hayne in South Africa are presented. These five species constitute approximately 90 % of all the individuals. A key to the larvae inhabiting the galls is provided. This larval assemblage is a potential indicator of climate and habitat quality.
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