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Acta Amazonica

Print version ISSN 0044-5967On-line version ISSN 1809-4392

Acta Amaz. vol.13 no.1 Manaus Feb. 1983

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1809-43921983131031 

ECOLOGIA

ECO-ENTOMOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS FROM THE AMAZON. IV. Occurrence and feeding habits of the aquatic caterpillar Palustra laboulbeni Bar, 1873 (Arctiidae: Lepidoptera) in the vicinity of Manaus, Brazil.

Joachim Adis*  2 

*Max-Planck-Institute for Limnology, Working Group Tropical Ecology, Postfach 165, D-2320 Plön, West Germany in cooperation with

2Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA), Manaus/AM, Brazil (Convênio INPA/Max-Planck).

Abstract

Aquatic larvae of Palustra laboulbeni Bar, 1873 are recorded for the first time from Brazil. They live among macrophytes in different types of lakes around Manaus and mostly feed on algae. Observations on their respiration are given.

Resumo

Larvas aquáticas de Palustra laboulbeni Bar. 1873 são referidas pela primeira vez no Brasil. Elas vivem entre macrófitas em diferentes tipos de lagos nas proximidades de Manaus e se alimentam principalmente de algas. Observações sobre a respiração das larvas são dadas.

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