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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In South Africa the favoured food plant is the tree Burkea africana. They may cause heavy defoliation in Ghana and Nigeria. Cirina fordathe pallid emperor moth or shea defoliatoris a moth of the family Saturniidae. This article on a moth of the Saturniidae family is a stub. The species was first described by John O.

There is one generation per year. Response of larvae of Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: Bio-ecological studies on forest pests. The larvae of this insect are good source of protein for human and livestock consumption and income.

Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science

Nutrient composition of Cirina forda Westwood -enriched complementary foods. Saturnidae in Northern Ghana. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Saturniidaea pest of wild seringa trees Burkea africana Hook. Retrieved from ” https: The larvae feed on Vitellaria paradoxa. Forestry in South Africa Natural enemies of the shea defoliator, Cirina forda. 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.


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Notodontidae and Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: Cirina forda Scientific classification Kingdom: Abstract Cirina forda, an economically firda 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. Saturniidaea pest of Wild Seringa trees Burkea africana Hook.

Cidina larvae are consumed entomophagy in Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Life history notes for the pallid emperor moth, Cirina forda Saturniidae in Nigeria. Views Read Edit View history.

Journal of Food Agriculture and Environment 4 In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Biological studies on Cirina forda Westw. Tropical Science 44 3: The knowledge would aid laboratory culture and management of this pest. This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat Saturniidae around its host, the sheanut tree, Vitellaria paradoxa C. Insect Science and its Application 23 3: Saturniidaea pest of Wild Seringa trees Burkea african.

Biological studies on cirina forda lepidoptera saturnidae a pest of wild seringa trees burkea africana. Studies on the egg parasites of the mopani emperor moth Nudaurelia belina Westw.

Influence of gamma irradiation on productivity indices of the edible Emperor moth caterpillar, Cirina forda Lepidoptera: Featuring journals from 32 Countries: Tropical Science 42 3: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 51 3: Eine Zucht von Cirina forda Torda Lep.: Saturniinae Moths described in Moths of Africa Saturniidae stubs.


Nutritional quality, functional properties and anti-nutrient compositions of the larva of Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: Journal of Zhejiang University. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Pallid Emperor Moth (Cirina forda) ยท

Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 16 Outdoors observations on the behaviour of wild silkmoths when attacked by bats Lepidoptera Saturniidae Freilandbeobachtungen zum Verhalten von Saturniiden bei Angriffen durch Fledermaeuse Lepidoptera Saturniidae. Spatial distribution, pupation behaviour and natural enemies of Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: Biochemical implications of the consumption of Zonocerus variegatus, Orthoptera: However, little information is available on the bioecology of the insect to facilitate mass production.

Cirina forda Westwood Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. The arboreal and edaphic distribution of the sheanut leaf defoliator, Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: