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              Mnesarchaeidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Hepialoidea)
               

              Mnesarchaeidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Hepialoidea) (Paperback)

              By Gibbs, George W.; Kristensen, Niels P.

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              From their superficial appearance, no one could possibly say that moths in the family Mnesarchaeidae deserve any special attention. They look like ordinary little brown moths and are found well away from the public gaze. Yet they rank as one of Aotearoa's natural treasures despit...e not even having a common name. This is due to their endemicity-being entirely restricted to New Zealand, without any close relatives overseas. Apart from a batfly, a marine caddisfly family, and four rather obscure little insect families, New Zealand insects at family level are found throughout the world. Endemicity is not a visual character so the appearance of these moths is deceptive. Despite their 'ordinary' appearance, the species described here are on a par with the more familiar examples of endemic families such as our native frogs (Leiopelmatidae), kiwi (Apterygidae), kokako (Callaeatidae), rifleman (Acanthisittidae) and short-tailed bat (Mystacinidae). As a result of this study, this moth family now contains two genera-Mnesarchaea and Mnesarchella. By 1930 seven species were known, thanks largely to the efforts of Alfred Philpott, who worked at the Cawthron Institute in Nelson. This situation persisted until the present revision was undertaken, one outcome of which has been the discovery of a cluster of seven cryptic species-i.e. species which all look deceptively similar. Now it is clear that we have at least 14 species, seven of which are described here for the first time. Unfortunately, accurate identification remains a job for the experts. 'Mnesarchaeids' nearest living relatives are the large Hepialidae or 'ghost moths' which include the porina and puriri moths. These two families comprise the second rung of tongued-moth evolution in the family tree of moths and butterflies-nearly as primitive as you can be if you are a moth with a tongue! The only moths below them on the tree are eriocraniids in the northern hemisphere and the jaw-moths, which have to chew their foo
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              ISBN 9780947525606
              Published NZ 28 May 2019
              Publisher LANDCARE RESEARCH NZ LTD
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Fauna of New Zealand
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              Vol 2: Morphology, Physiology, and Development
                

              Vol 2: Morphology, Physiology, and Development (Hardback)

              Edited by Fischer, Maximilian; Kristensen, Niels P.

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              A comprehensive english-language reference work on morphology, physiology and development of the moths and butterflies of the world. Written by a truly international team of specialists, the overall level of expertise of the Book is unsurpassed, and several chapters present susta...ncial amounts of original information.
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              ISBN 9783110162103
              Released NZ 18 Dec 2003
              Publisher De Gruyter
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Handbook of Zoology/ Handbuch der Zoologie. Arthropoda. Insecta. Lepidoptera, Moths and Butterflies
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              Volume 1: Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography
                

              Volume 1: Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography (Hardback, Reprint 2013)

              Founded by Kukenthal, Willy; Edited by Kristensen, Niels P.; Schmidt-Rhaesa, Andreas

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              The Handbook of Zoology provides an in-depth treatment of the entire animal kingdom covering both invertebrates and vertebrates. It publishes comprehensive overviews on animal systematics and morphology and covers extensively further aspects like physiology, behavior, ecology and... applied zoological research.
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              ISBN 9783110157048
              Released NZ 3 Dec 1998
              Publisher De Gruyter
              Interest Age Adults / General
              Language (German)
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              Zoology Online: Subscription
               

              Zoology Online: Subscription (Online resource / Other)

              Edited by Westheide, Wilfried; Purschke, Gunter; Schmidt-Rhaesa, Andreas; Richter, Stefan; Kristensen, Niels P.

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              Covering nearly 100 years of zoological research, this book publishes overviews on animal systematics and morphology as well as coverage of physiology, behaviour, ecology and applied aspects of zoological research.

              ISBN 9783110229288
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2010
              Publisher De Gruyter
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Zoology Online
               

              Zoology Online (Online resource / Other)

              Edited by Westheide, Wilfried; Purschke, Gunter; Schmidt-Rhaesa, Andreas; Richter, Stefan; Kristensen, Niels P.

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              Covering nearly 100 years of zoological research, this book includes treatment of the entire animal kingdom from the lower invertebrates to the mammals; overviews on animal systematics and morphology; coverage of physiology, behaviour, ecology and applied aspects of zoological re...search; and, more.
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              ISBN 9783110216240
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2010
              Publisher De Gruyter
              Interest Age 19+ years
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