Cecropia: Beautiful Lepidopteran Behemoth
- That's One Big Moth. Kohalmi, Lester // Harrowsmith Country Life (11908416);Jun2006, Vol. 30 Issue 188, p38
Presents information on the cecropia silk moth in Canada. Weight of a female silk moth; Habitat; Behavior. INSET: The Cycle Continues.
- Flying Plaid. Williams, Ted // Audubon;May2004, Vol. 106 Issue 2, p32
Provides information on cecropia moths. Maximum length of wings; Description of the body; Mission of an adult cecropia.
- A Case of Natural Hybridization Between Hyalophora cecropia and Hyalophora columbia (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) in Nova Scotia. Bridgehouse, Derek W. // Northeastern Naturalist;2006, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p29
Progeny of a wild female of Hyalophora cecropia (Linnaeus) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae/were reared and appear to be natural hybrids resulting from a mating with Hyalophora columbia (Smith).
- Night flyer. Hennefrund, B.; Kuhn, D.R. // Ranger Rick;Jul89, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p40
Provides information on the cecropia moth. Transformations; Description; Life cycles.
- Moths light up our moments. Brown, Elizabeth M. // Christian Science Monitor;8/5/97, Vol. 89 Issue 175, p17
Tells of the author's experience in buying cocoons for several varieties of the Cecropias moth, the largest moth in North America. The time it took for the moths to come out of their cocoons; The reaction of her daughters to the moths.
- ON THE FINDING OF DEAD ANTS ATTACHED TO SATURNIID CATERPILLARS: EVIDENCE OF SUCCESSFUL DETERRENT CHEMISTRY? COLLINS, MICHAEL M. // Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society;2013, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p62
The article offers information on the dead ants found on the larvae of hyalophora cecropia or saturnid caterpillars. Topics discussed include the larval chemistry of the scoli colors, the regurgitate gut content of the hyalophora larvae, and the death of ants due to the defensive chemistry which...
- BILATERAL GYNANDROMORPH OF HYALOPHORA CECROPIA (LEPIDOPTERA: SATURNIIDAE) IN NOVA SCOTIA. Bridgehouse, Derek W. // Northeastern Naturalist;2000, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p237
Presents a description of the capture of a bilateral gynandromorph of Hyalophora cecropia taken in Nova Scotia. Information on gynandromorphs; Sex abnormality in gynandromorphs; Characteristics of hyalophora cecropia.
- Resistance is Futile: Insect-Produced Antibiotic, Cecropin
A, Bypasses Outer Defenses to Kill Bacteria From the Inside. // Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;2/6/2003, p4
Researchers have discovered that Cecropin A, a member of a family of antibiotic proteins produced by insects, may kill bacteria and avoid resistance by entering bacterial cells and taking control of their genetic machinery. While most antibiotics kill bacteria by attacking critical enzyme...
- Humoral immunity in insects. Dunn, Peter E. // BioScience;Nov90, Vol. 40 Issue 10, p738
Summarizes experimental data in order to investigate what humoral mechanisms are activated when foreign materials are introduced into an insect's body. Diapausing `Hyalophora cecropia' pupae; `Sarcophaga peregrina' and `Phormia terranovae' larvae; `Manduca sexta' larvae.