Identification support for Microlepidoptera associated with plants in the family Solanaceae

Microlepidoptera on Solanaceae is designed to improve the ability of plant inspectors and diagnosticians to identify larval and adult Microlepidoptera that feed on plants in the family Solanaceae. This tool includes both native species that have low economic importance and exotic species, established in the USA or not, that are quarantine significant. We focus on taxa that occur in southeastern United States, primarily along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas. For users less familiar with lepidopteran terminology, an illustrated glossary is included along with the fact sheets and interactive key. Many features in the key require dissection or microscopic examination. Basic techniques to prepare and mount your specimen for examination are also included.