What You Will See
You can search in two ways:
(1) You can enter just the genus name. If the genus exists within the family and at least one species has been visually described in the pertinent books, you will get a screen that looks something like this:
(2) Alternatively you can enter the complete binomial name: both genus and species. If that organism is described in the pertinent books, a single line will be returned to you, looking like one of the lines in the table above.
--In both cases, the first column at the left shows the checklist number assigned in the 1983 publication of Hodges, et al.
--After the genus and species names are shown, the remaining columns indicate the presence or absence of a picture of this organism in the publications (print or electronic) that are most widely distributed and available. For a key to these sources, click HERE. For each of these columns, A indicates a picture of the Adult form and L indicates a picture of the Larva (caterpillar). (On the actual database screen, there are a number of additional columns for larvae.)
--Note: several headings are underlined and in color. These resources are in both printed-book form and Web form. To go to any of these as a website, , just click on the heading.
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