Bernard Landry

Bernard Landry
Muséum d'histoire naturelle de la Ville de Genève · Entomologie

PhD

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January 1996 - March 1997
University of California, Berkeley
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  • PostDoc Position
September 1992 - December 1995
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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  • Research Assistant

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Publications (71)
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Described from Namibia, Trichophiala devylderi Aurivillius, 1879 is a species for which, apart from the original description of female “types”, little is known. Building upon recent observations in the field, investigations in various museums that preserve specimens, and a review of the literature, we describe for the first time the habitat, the kn...
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The Brazilian fauna of Diptychophora Zeller, 1866 (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae sensu lato, Crambinae) is reviewed. Consisting of three species based on the literature (D. diasticta Gaskin, 1986, D. kuhlweinii Zeller, 1866 and D. subazanalis Błeszyński, 1967), this fauna is augmented with three new species (Diptychophora galvani sp. n. from Mato Grosso a...
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Based on light trap collections made at three sites in 2015 and 2017, the minimum species richness of the Pyraloidea of Nicaragua is evaluated by morphological identifications. Altogether, 477 putative species belonging to 16 subfamilies were recorded. A list of these species is provided, along with illustrations of all Crambinae species. Two third...
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Although consisting of 53 described species, the New World genus Microcrambus Błeszyński contains many more undescribed species. This study aims to bring a small contribution to the knowledge on the diversity of Microcrambus based on the fauna of Colombia. A literature review of the known fauna of the country was performed and specimens were collec...
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Crambinae (2047 spp.) and Scopariinae (577 spp.) are two major groups of pyraloid moths with a worldwide distribution. Their larvae feed predominantly on Poales and Bryophyta, with many cereal crop pests. We present the first molecular phylogeny of the two groups based on five nuclear genes and one mitochondrial gene (total = 4713 bp) sampled for 5...
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Thirty-six species are added to the Lepidoptera checklist for the canton of Geneva. New additions belong to the families Tineidae, Douglasiidae, Coleophoridae, Elachistidae, Gelechiidae, Oecophoridae, Zygaenidae, Tortricidae, Choreutidae, Pyralidae sensu lato, Sphingidae, Geometridae, Erebidae, Noctuidae and Nolidae. Among these additions, Cyclopho...
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A list of 437 primary type specimens found to have been deposited in the "Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève" Geneva (MHNG), to date (13.v.2019), is presented. Thirty-seven families of Lepidoptera are represented by primary type specimens, the most diversified being the Noctuidae (96), Pyralidae sensu lato (82), and Erebidae (41). Sixty-seven of...
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Gracillariidae leaf miners include 1987 species of poorly studied micromoths for which the majority of the diversity has been described from temperate regions. The Neotropics harbors one of the richest faunas of Gracillariidae, but the rate of taxon descriptions has been slow because of limited sampling and taxonomic activity. In this illustrated c...
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A population of Arctia plantaginis was discovered on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland, 1800 km east of its previously known range limits. Comparison of DNA barcode data to other Holarctic A. plantaginis populations reveal that the Newfoundland population is not a European introduction, and likely represents a Pleistocene glacial relict.
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Morphology of seventh and eighth abdominal segments of male, genitalia, wing venation, and some external characters were analyzed on 165 specimens, which represent 31 species of Caloptilia and eight genera of related taxa. To record the major morphology variability of the adult of Caloptilia, were employed species from different biogeographic regio...
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The question whether taxonomic descriptions naming new animal species without type specimen(s) deposited in collections should be accepted for publication by scientific journals and allowed by the Code has already been discussed in Zootaxa (Dubois & Nemésio 2007; Donegan 2008, 2009; Nemésio 2009a–b; Dubois 2009; Gentile & Snell 2009; Minelli 2009;...
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Photographs of individuals of new species have been used recently as a proxy for physical holotypes when specimens could not be or were not sampled. The arguments that have been presented in favour of this practice are discussed and shown to be ill-founded. The absence of physical specimens may be the source of considerable controversy and the effe...
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During a survey at the Rice Research Institute of Iran (RRII, Rasht, Guilan) for potential biocontrol agents of water fern, Azolla filiculoides Lam. (Pteridophyta: Azollaceae), larvae of Diasemiopsis ramburialis (Duponchel) (Pyralidae s. l., Spilomelinae) were discovered feeding on water fern. Larvae were found to cause serious feeding damage on le...
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The largest subfamily of Pyraloidea of the Galapagos fauna is reviewed. Forty-four species are recorded and illustrated, including the male and female genitalia. Eleven species are described as new: Agathodes galapagemis Landry sp. n., Desmia mordor Landry & Solis sp. n., Diaphania galapagemis Landry & Solis sp. n., Lineodes vulcanalis Landry sp. n...
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Myelobia nicaraguensis Landry & Maes, sp. n. was discovered in eastern Nicaragua. The caterpillar feeds on Guadua aculeata Rupr. ex E. Fourn. (Poaceae). Brief biological notes and detailed descriptions of the adult, larva, and pupa are provided as well as part of the CO1 mtDNA barcode. This represents the first pupal description and the first detai...
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The Pyralidae Pyraustinae of the Galápagos Islands are diagnosed and illustrated and their biology and distribution are discussed. Of the fi ve species recorded, three are considered as new and described: Neohelvibotys hoecki sp. n., Pyrausta galapagensis sp. n., and Pyrausta insolata sp. n.
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This is the first part of the World Catalogue of Insects of the superfamily Yponomeutoidea following the most modern classification which updates all known changes, additions, deletions, and reassignments. © 2015 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands. All rights reserved.
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The reduced mouth parts of Coleophora micronotella Toll (Coleophoridae) are described and illustrated. The proboscis is lacking, but rudimentary maxillary and labial palpi are present. The mouth parts of C. micronotella are compared with those of other species of Coleophora, including some others with reduced mouth parts, and their possible adaptiv...
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The Neotropical genus Catharylla Zeller, 1863 (type species: Crambus tenellus Zeller, 1839) is redescribed. Catharylla contiguella Zeller, 1872, C. interrupta Zeller, 1866 and Myelois sericina Zeller, 1881, included by Munroe (1995) in Catharylla, are moved to Argyria Hübner. Catharylla paulella Schaus, 1922 and C. tenellus (Zeller, 1839) are redes...
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Based on a phylogenetic analysis, a new species, here described, is placed in genus Micrelephas Dognin. Micrelephas longicilia Landry & Becker, sp. n. occurs from Guatemala south to Paraná, Brazil [HT from Bahia, Brazil]. It differs markedly from other described species of Micrelephas in the wider and relatively shorter forewings with a produced ap...
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We present the first detailed molecular estimate of relationships across the subfamilies of Pyraloidea, and assess its concordance with previous morphology-based hypotheses. Maximum likelihood analyses yield trees that differ little among data sets and character treatments and are strongly supported at all levels of divergence. Subfamily relationsh...
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Pyraloidea, one of the largest superfamilies of Lepidoptera, comprise more than 15 684 described species worldwide, including important pests, biological control agents and experimental models. Understanding of pyraloid phylogeny, the basis for a predictive classification, is currently provisional. We present the most detailed molecular estimate of...
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Cheverella galapagensis Landry, gen. n. and sp. n. is described as an endemic of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Based on a combination of two apomorphies (reduced uncus and presence of setose pads on anterodorsal extensions of the male valva medially) this taxon is possibly related to Choristostigma Warren, now placed in the Hydriris group of Munr...
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The Gelechiidae of the Galapagos Islands are revised. Twenty-two species are recognized to be established on the archipelago, including eight described as new: Ephysteris sporobolella Landry (bred from Sporobolus virginicus (L.) Kunth (Poaceae)), E. scimitarella Landry, Scrobipalpula inornata Landry, S. equatoriella Landry, S. caustonae Landry, Ste...
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Two new species, Utetheisa connerorum and Utetheisa henrii (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Arctiinae) are described from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Th e latter inhabits the highlands of San Cristobal Island while the former is widely distributed on most of the islands of the archipelago. Th eir habitus and genitalia are illustrated. Based on a study...
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To gain insight into the early stages of speciation, we reconstructed a DNA-based phylogeny, using combined mitochondrial (cytochrome c oxidase subunits I and II: 1008bp) and nuclear (elongation factor 1-alpha and wingless: 1062bp) markers of populations of the moth Galagete darwini endemic to the Galápagos, which belongs to an insular radiation si...
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A striking new species of Galagete Landry (Lepidoptera, Autostichidae) from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. -Galagete krameri sp. n. is described and illustrated as an endemic from the island of San Cristobal, Galapagos Province, Ecuador. The species is unlike any other in the genus in having a striped forewing pattern, but otherwise it possesses a...
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The Cosmopterigidae (including Chrysopeleiinae) of the Galapagos Islands are briefly reviewed in terms of their distribution and 10 new island records are given for seven of the eight previously reported species. Stilbosis schmitzi Landry is described as new from the islands of San Cristobal and Santa Cruz. The female of Periploca darwini Landry is...
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Paraplatyptilia atlantica sp. nov. is described as new from northwestern Newfoundland and the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec, Canada. A key to the four species of Paraplatyptilia Bigot and Picard known to occur in eastern Canada (east of Manitoba) is provided.
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Sixteen species of Tortricidae are recorded as being established on the Galapagos Archipelago, including nine that are described as new by Razowski & Landry and presumed to be endemic (Hedya brunneograpta, Eccopsis galapagana, E. floreana, Megalota johni, Episimus alcedanus, Epinotia microscyphos, Proteoteras atromacula, Coniostola isabelae, and Di...
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The subfamily Glaphyriinae (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) is recorded from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, for the first time on the basis of two species of Hellula Guenée, 1854: Hellula phidilealis (Walker, 1859) and H. galapagensis Landry sp. n. The new species is described and both species are illustrated. Two illustrated keys based on external charac...
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Galagete is a genus of microlepidoptera including 12 nominate species endemic to the Galapagos Islands. In order to better understand the diversification of this endemic insular radiation, to unravel relationships among species and populations, and to get insight into the early stages of speciation, we developed a phylogenetic reconstruction based...
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Two new species of the genus Chionodes Hübner, 1825 (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae) from Ecuador are described and illustrated. Chionodes stefaniae sp. n. occurs in the Galapagos on the islands of Floreana, Isabela, Pinta, Pinzon, Rabida, San Cristobal, and Santa Cruz, where it is believed to be endemic. Chionodes manahiensis sp. n. occurs on the Ecuado...
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La morphologie de la larve ainsi que de la chrysalide de Galagete protozona (Meyrick), endémique des îles Galapagos, est décrite et illustrée. Les immatures ont été observés se nourrissant dans les excréments de l'iguane terrestre Conolophus subcristatus (Gray) (Iguanidae) sur l'île de Fernandina en 2005.
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Holcocera gozmanyi sp. n. is described herein and represents the only known species within the genus from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Illustrations of the head, wing venation, and male and female genitalia are included in addition to photographs of the holotype, the female wing coupling system, the abdomen, and a female paratype. Autapomorphies...
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The Acentropinae and Musotiminae (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) are recorded for the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador for the first time. They are represented by one species each: Parapoynx fluctuosalis (Zeller, 1852) and Undulambia lindbladi Landry n. sp., respectively. The latter has been reared from the fern Pteridium aquilinum var. arachnoideum Herter (Pol...
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Ten species of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera, Gracillarioidea) have been found so far on the Galapagos Islands. In addition to Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton, reported elsewhere, nine new species or subspecies are described and illustrated: Acrocercops serrigera galapagosensis ssp. n. (reared from Waltheria ovata Cav., Sterculiaceae), Caloptilia don...
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Taygete sphecophila (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera; Autostichidae) is reported on the Galapagos Islands. The morphology of the moth, larva, and pupa are described and illustrated in details. Part of the mitochondrial DNA was sequenced and made available on GenBank. The incidence of predation by T. sphecophila on nests of Polistes versicolor Olivier (Hymeno...
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Alien species are the principal threat to the conservation of the Galápagos Islands, but little is known about the status of nonindigenous Galápagos insects and their effects on the biota. Currently, 463 alien insect species have probably been introduced to the Galápagos, an increase of 186 unintentional species introductions since an inventory in...
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Two new species of Neodactria B. Landry, N. daemonis B. Landry & A. B. Klots n. sp., from Arkansas and Missouri, and N. oktibbeha B. Landry & R. L. Brown n. sp., from Mississippi are described and illustrated.
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A new species and a new subspecies of the genus Galagete (Lepidoptera, Autostichidae) from the Galápagos Islands are described and illustrated. Galagete griseonana sp. n., known only from males, is endemic to the island of Santa Cruz. Galagete pecki flavofasciata ssp. n., known from both sexes, occurs on the islands of Santa Cruz and Santiago, wher...
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The family Tischeriidae is reported from the Galapagos Islands for the first time. The two species found on the archipelago (Astrotischeria scalesiaella B. Landry, sp. n. and A. alcedoensis B. Landry, sp. n.) are described and illustrated. Both species are presumed to be endemic and their larvae are leaf miners on Scalesia species, a group of endem...
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The North American fauna of Alucitidae is shown to include three widespread species: Alucita montana Barnes et Lindsey, 1921 (nec Cockerell), Alucita adriendenisi sp. nov. (type locality: Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada), and Alucita lalannei sp. nov. (type locality: Maynooth, Ontario, Canada). Alucita hexadactyla (L., 1758) and A. huebneri Wall...
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The GlobIZ database is an online platform dedicated to compiling the global nomenclatural data published on Pyraloidea, or snout moths, one of the most species-rich groups of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). Information edited in GlobIZ is freely provided at the website [www.pyraloidea.org] via the search options: "database" > "search". The ab...
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Galagete, gen. n. (type species: Gelechia protozona Meyrick) is described to include 11 species of Autostichidae apparently endemic to the Galápagos Islands. This group represents the first recognised case of an extensive radiation of endemic Lepidoptera in the archipelago. The following species are described as new: Galagete cinerea, G. consimilis...
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Two new species of Bucculatrix, each initially mining and later externally skeletonizing the leaves of two different Neotropical species of Cordia (Boraginaceae), are described and illustrated. Bucculatrix caribbea Davis & Landry, sp. n. was reared from the leaves of Cordia sebestena L. on Glovers Reef, Belize and Cozumel, Mexico. The biology of th...
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The Cosmopterigidae (Lepidoptera) of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. - The Cosmopterigidae of the Galápagos Islands include eight species: Cosmopterix attenuatella (Walker, 1864), C. yvani sp. n., C. madeleinae sp. n., C. galapagosensis sp. n., Pyroderces rileyi (Walsingham, 1882), Ithome volcanica sp. n., Periploca longipenis sp. n., and Periploca...
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Moths of the Argyrotaenia franciscana species group represent a challenging case of evolutionary lability and taxonomic complexity in California. We studied their evolutionary relationships using mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequences from 49 specimens in 18 populations of the A. franciscana group, as well as 2 outgroup species. Most specimens were se...
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Oceanic islands are susceptible to invasion by exotic species of plants and animals that are introduced either intentionally or unintentionally by human action. Most tropical oceanic islands now have insect faunas that have changed markedly since their discovery by humans. The changes occurred with the introduction of foreign species by aboriginal...
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Based on the examination of more than 800 specimens of Phycitinae (Pyralidae) from the Galápagos Archipelago, 12 species are recognized. The new genus Shafferiessa is described to accommodate the two species: S. galapagoensis sp. n. and S. pumila sp. n. Macrorrhinia pinta sp. n. is also added to the number of endemic phycitines. New food plant reco...
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Calosima darwini, new species, is described from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, and is the first member of the genus known beyond North America. Auximobasis normalis Meyrick, 1918 is a senior synonym of Blastobasis crotospila Meyrick, 1926, and is redescribed and transferred to Blastobasis Zeller, 1855. A key and illustrations of adults, including...
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Supercooling point, biochemical metabolites, and water content of the larvae of Choristoneura fumiferana (Clem.) were measured during pre-diapause and diapause development under laboratory conditions. Supercooling point dropped significantly, from a mean value of −22.9 °C to −31.7 °C during the 3-week pre-diapause development. Supercooling point co...
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Two new species of Pterophoridae (Platyptilia vilema spec. nov. and Stenoptilodes gielisi spec, nov.) are described from the Galápagos Islands. Exelastis pumilio (Zeller) is reported from the archipelago for the first time. Seven hostplant records (six of them new) are given for five of the 15 species now found in the Galápagos. Twenty-three new is...
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While studying the types of the Crambinae in the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, I came across an odd-looking specimen with a crambine facies but with a very faint wing pattern unlike any crambine I had ever seen. A note that it was probably a member of the Pyraustinae (Pyralidae) had been written by A.B. Klots on the label of t...
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Diptychophora huixtla from Chiapas, Mexico, and Diptychophora powelli from Guerrero, Nayarit, and Oaxaca, Mexico, are described as new species. The two species can readily be distinguished from each other and from other Diptychophorini by their wing patterns and features of the genitalia.
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Geina sheppardi sp.nov., a grape-feeding platyptiliine (Pterophoridae), is described. Its distribution, biology, and diagnostic features are discussed and related to those of two other partly sympatric and morphologically similar species of grape-feeding Platyptiliinae, Sphenarches Ontario (McDunnough) and Geina periscelidactyla (Fitch). A lectotyp...
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As part of a preimpoundment baseline study in the James Bay Hydroelectric Project in Northwestern Québec, systematic collections of aquatic insects were made in 1974 and 1975 in lakes and streams of the Rivière du Castor drainage. The aquatic Empididae are reported on here: they comprise 12 species, one of which is new (Hemerodromia fibrina n. sp.)...
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The habitus and genitalia are illustrated for the twelve species of Pterophoridae known from the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador). The status of one species is discussed, as it may be the unknown female of Postplatyptilia minima spec. nov. Five species are described as new: Postplatyptilia huigraica, P. minima, Platyptilia nigroapicalis, Oidaematophorus...
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University Microfilms order no. UMI00378987. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Carleton University, 1992. Includes bibliographical references.
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Half-title: The Platyptiliinae of eastern Canada. Includes abstract in English and French. Thesis (M. Sc.)--McGill University, 1987. Includes bibliographical references.

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Identify high risk pathways and high risk alien species with the aim of providing recommendations for strengthening biosecurity and for invasive species management
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A taxonomic revision describing the new species.