Welcome to LepIntercept - An identifcation resource for intercepted Lepidoptera larvae.
Lepidoptera is one of the largest and most economically important orders of plant eating insects.
Thousands of Lepidoptera are considered pests, and each year large numbers of these species are
intercepted at U.S. ports of entry as larvae. LepIntercept is a comprehensive resource for
identifying intercepted Lepidoptera larvae and includes identification keys, detailed fact sheets,
tutorials on larval morphology, information on studying Lepidoptera larvae, a full glossary, and
a complete set of references.
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