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Cirina forda (Westwood, ). Pallid Emperor. SYNONYMS Sculua invenusta, Citrina similis,. SPECIES IN GENUS: 1 forda,. DISTRIBUTION Angola, Burundi. Proximate composition, mineral content and functional properties of the flour obtained from larvae of Cirina forda were evaluated. Background/aims: Dried Cirina forda (Westwood) larva is widely marketed, cheap , and commonly consumed in Southwestern Nigeria. Its powder was used in.

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Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 51 3: There is one generation per year. Journal of Food Agriculture and Environment 4 Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles.

In South Africa the favoured food plant is the tree Burkea africana. They may cause heavy defoliation in Ghana and Nigeria. The arboreal and edaphic distribution of the sheanut leaf defoliator, Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: The study investigated, therefore, the emergence pattern and the physiological responses of the larval stages of the pest to spatial and temporal variations in the nutritional quality of foliage of the host tree, and their role in ecological adaptation of this pest.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Featuring journals from 32 Countries: Retrieved from ” https: Studies on the egg parasites of the mopani emperor moth Nudaurelia belina Westw. Response of larvae of Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: Insect Science and its Application 23 3: Variation in micronutrient content and, probably, phytosterols in the leaves of different ages were suspected to be major reasons for non-survival to adult on exclusive diets.


Life history notes for the pallid emperor moth, Cirina forda Saturniidae in Nigeria.

Saturniidae to spatio-temporal variation in the nutritional content of foliage of Vitellaria paradoxa Gaertn. Forestry in South Africa Views Read Edit View history.

Pallid Emperor Moth (Cirina forda) ·

Cirina forda Scientific classification Kingdom: Notodontidae and Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: This article on a moth of the Saturniidae family is a stub. Bio-ecological studies on forest pests.

Saturnidae in Northern Ghana. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 16 The larvae of this insect are good source of protein for human and livestock consumption and income. Natural enemies of the shea defoliator, Cirina forda. Eine Zucht von Cirina forda Westwood Fords Cirina fordathe pallid emperor moth or shea defoliatoris a moth of the family Saturniidae.

The larvae are consumed entomophagy in Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Abstract Cirina forda, an economically important edible folivore of Vitellaria paradoxa in the moist and dry woodland savanna ecosystems of Nigeria, has become ecologically restricted to the upper dry woodland savanna ecozone.

Saturniidaea pest of Wild Seringa trees Burkea african. However, little information is available on the bioecology of the insect to facilitate mass production.

Nutrient composition of Cirina forda Westwood -enriched complementary foods. Adults are pale creamy brown with a small ciirna spot on cidina hindwing but lacking true eyespots. Biological studies on cirina forda lepidoptera saturnidae a pest of wild seringa trees burkea africana.


Fordda of Zhejiang University. The species was first described by John O. Saturniidae around its host, the sheanut tree, Vitellaria paradoxa C. Tropical Science 42 3: Cirina forda Westwood Field studies showed that the emergence pattern of C. The knowledge would aid laboratory culture and management ofrda this pest.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Influence of forca irradiation on productivity indices of the edible Emperor moth caterpillar, Cirina forda Lepidoptera: Saturniidaea pest of wild seringa trees Burkea africana Hook.

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Saturniinae Moths described in Moths of Africa Saturniidae stubs. Biological studies on Cirina forda Westw.

Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. The larvae feed on Vitellaria paradoxa. Spatial distribution, pupation behaviour and natural enemies of Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: This page was fordw edited on 12 Novemberat Biochemical cirian of the consumption of Zonocerus variegatus, Orthoptera: Outdoors observations on the behaviour of wild silkmoths when attacked by bats Lepidoptera Saturniidae Freilandbeobachtungen zum Verhalten von Saturniiden bei Angriffen durch Fledermaeuse Lepidoptera Saturniidae.