from this page should be cited as follows:
Morais H.C. and Hay J.D. 2009. Caterpillars and host
plants of a tropical savanna (cerrado) in central Brazil.
http://www.caterpillars.org. Accessed: (date
host plants and Parasitoids of a Brazilian cerrado a
savanna like vegetation is an ongoing project, since
1991, dedicated to the inventory and dissemination of
information on lepidopteran larvae, their host plants,
and their parasitoids. Live caterpillar specimens are
collected at Biological Reserve of "Cabeça de
Veado" which includes FAL- Fazenda Água Limpa
(University of Brasilia Experimental Farm), RECOR -
Ecological Reserve of IBGE, and JBB - Brazilian Botanic
Garden. The caterpillars are reared at the University of
Brasilia. The host plant, pupation and emergence dates,
along with information about parasitiods that the
caterpillars may have hosted are recorded.
and inventory a diverse community of Lepidoptera in the
and archive baseline natural history information such as
host plant-herbivore-parasitoid relationships,
development rates, and other life cycle information.
Disseminate this information with a searchable database
publicly accessible through the internet and available
Provide the foundation for a key and field guide to the
caterpillars of the Cerrado.
was provided by the National Council for Scientific and
Technological Development (CNPq), the Federal District
Foundation for Scientific and Technological Development
(FAPDF), and personal funds.
very grateful to Vitor O. Becker who made all the
identifications of moth adults, and to the many students
at the University of Brasilia who have made the
collections and rearings of caterpillars since early
stages (A. Brito, A. Botelho, A. Bendicho-Lopez, B.
Higgins, B. Baker, B. Cabral, C. Bernardes, C. Haidar, C.
Gonçalves, C. Dias, D. Urcino, D. Silva, D.
Fernandes, D. Motta Jr, E. Gondim, E. Emery, E.
Araújo, E. Pereira, F. Bandeira, F. Sena, F.
Godoi, F. Venturoli, F. Pinheiro, F. Pinto, F. Sousa, F.
Jordão, G. Silva, G. Fernandes, H. Cunha, H.
Oliveira, I. Mahajan, I. Andrade, J. Mangabeira, J. Souza
Jr, J. Ferreira, J. Galinkin, J. Costa, J. Araújo,
J. Carregaro, K. Silva, L. Braga, L. Mendes, L.
Baumgarten, L. Del Gáudio, M. Lasneaux, M.
Carvalho, M. Milhomen, M. Gramacho, N. Silva, N. Menezes,
N. Chaves, N.A. Silva, P. Ribeiro, P. Cirotto, R. Silva,
R. Malcher, R. Cordeiro, R. Kattar, R. Pessoa-Queiroz, S.
Scherrer, S. Rodovalho).
by: Sheila Rodovalho, Rosevaldo Queiroz, Berites
Cabral, Dionisio Motta Jr, Edio Gondim, Fabio Sena, Indra
Mahajan, Joema Costa, Milena Gramacho, Nasare Menezes, K.
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