Lepidopteran

Some articles on lepidopteran:

Lepidoptera - Behavior - Flight
... and is used for evading predators, searching for food and finding mates in a timely manner as lepidopteran species do not live long after eclosion ... Although it has been reported that lepidopteran species can still fly when their hindwings are cut off, it reduces their linear flight and turning capabilities ... Lepidopteran species have to be warm, about 77 to 79 °F (25 to 26 °C) in order to fly ...
Lepidoptera - Evolution and Systematics - Fossil Record
... The earliest known fossil lepidopteran is Archaeolepis mane from the Jurassic, about 190 million years ago in Dorset, UK ... Only two more sets of Jurassic lepidopteran fossils have been found, as well as 13 sets from the Cretaceous, which all belong to primitive moth-like families ... The best preserved fossil lepidopteran is the Eocene Prodryas persephone from the Florissant Fossil Beds ...
Lepidoptera - Internal Morphology
... Ancestors of lepidopteran species, stemming from Hymenoptera, had midgut ceca, although this is lost in current butterflies and moths ... In lepidopteran species, hemolymph is circulated through the veins in the wings by some form of pulsating organ, either by the heart or by the intake ... and thorax supplying the trachea with oxygen as it goes through the lepidopteran's respiratory system ...
Acanthopteroctetidae
... or "archaic sun moths" is an infraorder of insects in the Lepidopteran order, containing a single superfamily Acanthopteroctetoidea and a single family Acanthopteroctetidae ... on the comb of branching events in the extant lepidopteran phylogeny (Kristensen and Skalski, 1999 10) ... They also represent the most basal lineage in the lepidopteran group Coelolepida (Wiegmann et al ...
Lepidoptera - Ecology - Defense and Predation
... Lepidopteran species are soft bodied, fragile and almost defenseless while the immature stages move slowly or are immobile, hence all stages are exposed to predation ... Lepidopteran species rely on a variety of strategies ... A predator who has previously eaten a poisonous lepidopteran may avoid other species with similar markings in the future, thus saving many other species as well ...