Notas sôbre a evolução da Sassurana - Megalopyge lanata (Stoll, 1780). (Lep., Heterocera, Megalopygidae)
ResumoThis paper is a small contribution to the knowledge of Megalopyge lanata (Stoll, 1780). The caterpillars of this moth are called " Sassurana" and are very known by the fact of having the body densely covered with long hairs, among which are some setae connected with poison glands. They damage the leaves of a large number of plants, enclosed in at least 14 botanical families, being therefore poly-phagous. M. lanata has a great taxonomical importance for it being the type of the family Megalopygidae Berg, 1882. The Author presents some notes on the various common names used for it, on its known natural enemies and also about the biology, according to the observations made by him in the Laboratory of Zoology, of the Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz, São Paulo University, Brasil.
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Lordello, L. (1950). Notas sôbre a evolução da Sassurana - Megalopyge lanata (Stoll, 1780). (Lep., Heterocera, Megalopygidae). Anais Da Escola Superior De Agricultura Luiz De Queiroz, 8, 205-218. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0071-12761951000100013