I= BIODIVERSITY AND MORPHO-TAXONOMIC STUDIES OF THE FAMILY ARCTIIDAE (LEPIDOPTERA) FROM PAKISTAN WITH CLADISTIC ANALYSIS
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Title of Thesis
BIODIVERSITY AND MORPHO-TAXONOMIC STUDIES OF THE FAMILY ARCTIIDAE (LEPIDOPTERA) FROM PAKISTAN WITH CLADISTIC ANALYSIS

Author(s)
Saeeda Nargis Viqar
Institute/University/Department Details
University Of Karachi/ Department of Zoology
Session
2005
Subject
Zoology
Number of Pages
507
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
biodiversity, morpho-taxonomic, family arctiidae, cladistic analysis, maxillary palpi, proboscis, agape felder, cladogram, agylla walker, amerila walker, amsecta walker, argina hubner, asota hubner, callimorpha latreille, chionaema herrich-schaffer, chrysorabdia butler, cretonotos hubner, diacrisia hubner, digama moore, eilema hubner, estigmene hubner, miltochrista hubner, nyctemera hubner, pericallia hubner, siccia walker, sidyma walker, simareea moore, spilosoma curtis, thyrgorina walker, utetheisa hubner

Abstract
The morpho-taxonomic studies of the tiger moths family Arctiidae Leach with their biodiversity in Pakistan is attempted with special reference to their head appendages like maxillary palpi and proboscis, venations of fore and hind wings and male and female genitalia usually of both sexes. A key to all the 23-genera and 47-species those are recorded and collected from various localities of Pakistan, is formulated with the help of most reliable external characters and of the genital characters for easy identification

The detailed description of twenty three genera and forty seven species including the two new species viz. Spilosoma poswali and Spilosoma saleemi, eleven already recorded species viz. Callimorpha prinicpalis (Kollar), Cretonotos gangis L., Cretonotos transiens Walker, Diacrisia oblique Walker, Digama Hearseyana Moore, Eliema conformis Moore, Pericallia imperialis Kollar, Simareea basinota Moore and Utetheisa pulchella (L.) and thirty four first time recorded species from Pakistan have been described in detail. All the genera and species included in the family Arctiidae Leach have been compared to their closest allies

The biodiversity of the included taxa in various localities of Pakistan is shown with the help of maps. A Cladogram is constructed showing the relationships of 23-genera of the family Arctiidae Leach. In cladistic analysis 121-apomorphic characters have been selected and codified. On the basis of these characters, taxa have been analyzed by using autapomorphies and synapomorpies

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1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 34
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3 2 Materials And Methods 41
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4 3 Review Of Literature 44
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5 4 Faunistic And Revisional Studies 54
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  4.1 Family: Arctiidae Leach 55
  4.2 Key To The Genera Of Family Acrtiidae Leach 57
  4.3 Genus: Agape Felder 64
  4.4 Genus: Agylla Walker 71
  4.5 Genus: Amerila Walker 86
  4.6 Genus: Amsecta Walker 95
  4.7 Genus: Argina Hubner 117
  4.8 Genus: Asota Hubner 133
  4.9 Genus: Callimorpha Latreille 141
  4.10 Genus: Chionaema Herrich-Schaffer 157
  4.11 Genus: Chrysorabdia Butler 187
  4.12 Genus: Cretonotos Hubner 195
  4.13 Genus: Diacrisia Hubner 212
  4.14 Genus: Digama Moore 220
  4.15 Genus: Eilema Hubner 229
  4.16 Genus: Estigmene Hubner 256
  4.17 Genus: Miltochrista Hubner 278
  4.18 Genus: Nyctemera Hubner 286
  4.19 Genus: Pericallia Hubner 301
  4.20 Genus: Siccia Walker 317
  4.21 Genus: Sidyma Walker 324
  4.22 Genus: Simareea Moore 331
  4.23 Genus: Spilosoma Curtis 340
  4.24 Genus: Thyrgorina Walker 393
  4.25 Genus: Utetheisa Hubner 402
6 5 Cladistic Analysis 426
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  5.1 Characters 427
  5.2 Characterstates 436
  5.3 Discussion On Cladogram 447
  5.4 Cladogram 452
7 6 Summary 453
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8 7 References 454
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