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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Bio-ecological studies on forest pests. Field studies showed that the emergence pattern of C. Saturniidaea pest of Wild Seringa trees Burkea africana Hook. Tropical Cirinna 42 3: Saturniidaea pest of Wild Seringa trees Burkea african. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 16 Biological studies on Cirina forda Westw.

The species was first described by John O. Saturniidae to spatio-temporal variation in the nutritional content of foliage of Vitellaria paradoxa Gaertn.

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In South Africa the favoured food plant is the tree Burkea africana. 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. Nutritional quality, functional properties and anti-nutrient compositions of the larva of Cirina forda Fofda Lepidoptera: The larvae feed on Vitellaria paradoxa.

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Insect Science and its Application 23 3: This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat Biochemical implications of the consumption of Zonocerus variegatus, Orthoptera: Spatial distribution, pupation behaviour and natural enemies of Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: Saturniidaeciina pest of wild seringa trees Burkea africana Hook.

Saturniidae around its host, the sheanut tree, Vitellaria paradoxa C.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Notodontidae and Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: Journal of Zhejiang University. Saturnidae in Northern Ghana.

There is one generation per year. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. However, little information is available on the bioecology of the insect to facilitate mass production. Outdoors observations on the behaviour of wild silkmoths when attacked by bats Lepidoptera Saturniidae Freilandbeobachtungen zum Verhalten von Saturniiden cigina Angriffen durch Fledermaeuse Lepidoptera Saturniidae.

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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. This article on a moth of the Saturniidae family is a stub. The larvae of this insect are good source of crina for human and livestock consumption and income. Adults are pale creamy brown with a small darker spot on each hindwing but lacking true eyespots.


Life history notes for the pallid emperor moth, Cirina forda Saturniidae in Nigeria. The larvae are consumed entomophagy in Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Biological studies on cirina forda lepidoptera saturnidae a pest of wild seringa trees burkea africana.

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