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PARRA, Luis E  and  IBARRA-VIDAL, Héctor. Taxonomy and biological antecedents of Microdulia mirabilis (Rothschild 1895) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Gayana (Concepc.) [online]. 2010, vol.74, n.1, pp.12-18. ISSN 0717-652X.

The egg, larvae, pupae, and imago oí Microdulia mirabilis (Rothschild), an insect that defoliates native Nothofagus obliqua Mirb. (Oerst.), are described. M. mirabilis distributes between 35° and 47°S in Chile and Neuquén, Argentina. Aspects of the life cycle associated with the duration of different stages of development are given. Immature stages, the imago, and the genitalia are illustrated.

Keywords : Cercophaninae; immature stages; morphology; distribution; Nothofagus obliqua; Chile.

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