Immature stages of Lepidoptera from Ecuador

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Neotropics  contains  a great diversity of butterflies and  Although significant progress has been made in recent years, there are still gaps of information, and perhaps one of the least known aspects  are their immature stages. In this project we focus on describing the immature stages of Lepidoptera from Ecuador.


3. P.S. Padrón and A. Vélez. Description of the immature stages of the high Andean pierid butterfly Catasticta incerta incerta (Dognin, 1888) (Lepidoptera: Pieridae).Tropical Lepidoptera Research. 30(2):65-71.

2.  P.S. Padrón, A. Vélez, N. Miorelli and K. R. Willmott. Urban areas as refuges for endemic fauna: description of the immature stages of Catasticta flisa duna (Eitschberger & T. Racheli, 1998)(Lepidoptera: Pieridae) and its ecological interactions.Neotropical Biodiversity, 6:1, 109-116.

1. Padrón, P.S., Boyer, P., Velez, A., & T. Pyrcz. 2019. Description of the immature stages of a rare Andean paramo butterfly Lymanopoda caracara  Pyrzc, Willmott & J. Hall, 1999 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Zoological Systematics. 44(4). 316 -324. 

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