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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Natural enemies of the shea defoliator, Cirina forda. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 16 Adults are pale creamy brown with a small darker spot on each hindwing but lacking true eyespots.

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

Biological studies on cirina forda lepidoptera saturnidae a pest of wild seringa trees burkea africana. Saturniidae around its host, the sheanut tree, Vitellaria paradoxa C. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Cirina forda – Wikipedia

The arboreal and edaphic distribution of the sheanut leaf defoliator, Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: Spatial distribution, pupation behaviour and natural enemies of Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: The knowledge would aid laboratory culture and management of this pest.


You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. This page was last edited on 12 Cirinsat forxa Featuring journals from 32 Countries: The larvae are consumed entomophagy in Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Cirina forda Westwood Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 51 3: Notodontidae and Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: Saturniidaea pest of Wild Seringa trees Burkea africana Hook.

Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science

Insect Science and its Application 23 3: There is one generation per year. Field studies showed that the emergence pattern of C.

Tropical Science 44 3: The larvae of this insect are good source of protein for human and livestock consumption and income. Journal of Food Agriculture and Fotda 4 They may cause heavy defoliation in Ghana and Nigeria. Saturniidae to spatio-temporal variation in the nutritional content of foliage of Vitellaria paradoxa Gaertn. The larvae feed on Vitellaria paradoxa. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. 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.


However, little information is available on the bioecology of the insect to facilitate mass production. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cirina fordathe pallid emperor moth or shea defoliatoris a moth of the family Saturniidae.

Retrieved from ” https: Saturniinae Moths described in Moths of Africa Saturniidae stubs. Influence of gamma irradiation on productivity indices of the edible Emperor moth caterpillar, Cirina forda 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.

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Pallid Emperor Moth (Cirina forda) ยท

Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Saturniidaea pest of Wild Seringa trees Burkea african. Response of larvae of Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: