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2011-07-19 09:34:34

The Eucalantica genus belongs to the relatively primitive micro-moth group, Yponomeutidae. Six new species have been described by Mr. Jae-Cheon Sohn from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA and Mr. Kenji Nishida from Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jos©, Costa Rica and published in the open access taxonomy journal Zookeys. "Yponomeutid moths are important group in tracing the evolution of plant association in Lepidoptera. In spite of this importance, the family has been...

2009-06-12 13:22:09

A spike in the number of ermine moths has left trees in parts of Britain covered entirely in cocoons of silk resembling giant spider webs, observers said. I was quite excited when I first saw it because it gives quite a beautiful effect as it looks silky in the sunlight, Deborah Collick, parks manager in Maidstone, Kent, told The Daily Telegraph in a story published Friday. Adult ermine moths lay up to 400 eggs each. Hatching larvae then eat the tree leaves and spin themselves into cocoons of...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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