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New Digital Identification Tool: Microlepidoptera on Solanaceae

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Identification Technology Program (ITP) announced the release of a new digital identification tool: “Microlepidoptera on Solanaceae” on Monday, September 30, 2013. This tool, authored by Dr. James Hayden of the Florida State Collection of Arthropods and Dr. Sangmi Lee of the Hasbrouck Insect Collection, focuses on 24 species in two specific groups of microlepidoptera – Gelechioidea and Pyraloidea – which represent the largest radiations of microlepidopterans feeding on Solanaceae, with a disproportionately large number of economically important species. The key in this tool is a matrix-based digital key developed using the Lucid software. See the office announcement here: Microlepidoptera announcement FINAL 09_30_2013

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