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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They may cause heavy defoliation in Ghana and Nigeria. Saturniidae to spatio-temporal variation in the nutritional content of foliage of Vitellaria paradoxa Gaertn. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Biological studies on cirina forda lepidoptera saturnidae a pest of wild seringa trees burkea africana. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Adults are pale creamy brown with a small darker spot on each foeda but lacking true eyespots.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cirina fordathe pallid emperor moth or shea defoliatoris a moth of the family Saturniidae. However, little information is available on the bioecology of the insect to facilitate mass production. The species was first described by John O.

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. Tropical Science 42 3: Natural enemies of the shea defoliator, Cirina forda. Saturniinae Moths described in Moths of Fora Saturniidae stubs.


Bio-ecological studies on forest pests. Biochemical implications of the consumption of Zonocerus variegatus, Orthoptera: In South Africa the favoured food plant flrda the tree Burkea africana.

There is one generation per year. Saturniidae around its host, the sheanut tree, Vitellaria paradoxa C. Insect Science and its Application 23 3: Life history notes for the pallid emperor moth, Cirina forda Saturniidae in Nigeria. Biological studies on Cirina forda Westw.

Forestry in South Africa Tropical Science 44 3: The larvae of this insect are good source of protein for human forca livestock consumption and income.

Influence of gamma irradiation on productivity indices of the edible Emperor moth caterpillar, Cirina forda Lepidoptera: The arboreal and edaphic distribution of the sheanut leaf defoliator, Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: Response of larvae of Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: Nutritional quality, functional properties and anti-nutrient compositions of the larva of Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: Spatial distribution, pupation behaviour and natural enemies of Cirina forda Westwood Lepidoptera: 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.


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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Cirina forda Westwood Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. The larvae are consumed entomophagy in Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Field studies showed that the emergence pattern of C. Journal of Food Agriculture and Environment 4 The knowledge would aid laboratory culture and management of this pest.

Journal of Zhejiang University. Retrieved from ” https: This article on a moth of the Saturniidae family is a stub. Outdoors observations on the behaviour of wild silkmoths when attacked by bats Lepidoptera Saturniidae Freilandbeobachtungen zum Verhalten von Saturniiden bei Ckrina durch Fledermaeuse Lepidoptera Saturniidae.

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This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat Pakistan Curina of Biological Sciences 16 The larvae feed on Vitellaria paradoxa. Nutrient composition of Cirina forda Westwood -enriched complementary foods.

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