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dc.contributor.authorLees, David
dc.contributor.authorZilli, Alberto
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-19T15:51:10Z
dc.date.available2019-12-19T15:51:10Z
dc.date.issued2019-10-29
dc.date.submitted2019-12
dc.identifier.citationLees, David C. & Alberto Zilli, Moths: Their biology, diversity and evolution. London, Natural History Museum 2019. 9780565094577en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978 0 565 09457 7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622600
dc.description.abstractMoths is an accessible introduction to the stunning diversity, life habits and evolution of moths. This iconic insect group encompasses 128 of the 135 families of the scaly winged insects (Lepidoptera), with some 140,000 known species. Moths are among the most successful of the Earth’s inhabitants, with an ancient history, some fossils being dated to 190 million years old. This book traces the structure and development of these winged insects and reveals some of their extraordinary adaptations, such as caterpillars that communicate with ants, as well as their ruthless survival tactics – including blood-sucking, feeding on the tears of sleeping birds, and cannibalism of their own mothers. It also exposes their essential roles in ecosystems and manifold interactions with humans. Often considered denizens of the night, hopelessly allured by lamps and mean to fabrics, the book shines a spotlight on moths, illuminating the bright side of their astonishing diversity.en_US
dc.publisherNatural History Museum, Londonen_US
dc.rightsopenAccessen_US
dc.subjectMoths; Biology; Biodiversity; Evolution; Morphology; Feeding; Mating; Defence; Ecology; Behaviour; Distribution; Human interactions; Taxonomy; Systematics; Nomenclatureen_US
dc.titleMoths: Their biology, diversity and evolutionen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.publisher.placeLondonen_US
dc.identifier.startpage1 - 208 (208)en_US
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elements.import.authorLees, DCen_US
elements.import.authorZilli, Aen_US
dc.description.nhmOpen access supplementary sections of the book 'Moths: Their biology, diversity and evolution'.en_US
dc.subject.nhmInsectsen_US
dc.subject.nhmMothsen_US
dc.subject.nhmLepidopteraen_US
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