Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Index of economically important Lepidoptera.

Abstract

This index contains records of about 6000 species (plus another 6000 synonyms) of harmful and beneficial Lepidoptera that have been recorded in scientific publications over the past 80 years. Most species of Lepidoptera listed are pests which damage plants as a result of the feeding of their phytophagous larvae, but beneficial species such as bombycids, predatory species and species feeding on weeds are included with an indication of which species have been or are likely to be used as biological control agents. Annotations on geographical distribution, host range and aspects of biology and status are included.