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The Wild Silk Moths of North America: A Natural History of the Saturniidae of the United States and Canada
By Paul M. Tuskes, James P. Tuttle, Michael M. Collins
Cornell University Press, 1996
ISBN: 0801431301
Cite: 2846
Expensive, but extensive treatment of this and allied families. Color photos of many caterpillars, and all adults (as specimens). has range maps and life history information for all species covered. Has photos of eggs and drawings of cocoons for some species.

Wild Silk Moths of North America
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Tuskes, P.M., J.P. Tuttle, M.M. Collins. 1996. The Wild Silk Moths of North America: The Natural History of the Saturniidae of the United States and Canada. Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York. 250 pp.

This comprehensive work covers the life history and taxonomy of a hundred species and subspecies. The adults and larvae of all species are illustrated in thirty color plates, which are supplemented by line drawings of cocoons, photographs of behavior, and distribution maps. More than a natural history, this book includes chapters on population biology, life history strategies, disease and parasitoids, and the importance of silk moths to human culture. The systematic account emphasizes genetic differences among populations and the process of speciation and presents new information on experimental hybridization and life histories. For the student, researcher, and naturalist practical information is offered on collecting, rearing, and conducting original research. The entire text is referenced to an extensive bibliography.

 
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