A numbing lack of information... -Reply

Thomas Eichlin TEichlin at cdfa.ca.gov
Wed Nov 24 17:50:15 EST 1999


Eloria is a neotropical genus of Lymantriidae.  That's all I know at this point.

Tom Eichlin

>>> David Wagner <dwagner at uconnvm.uconn.edu> 11/24/99 12:05pm >>>
I was just contacted by a molecular biologist at Yale who would like to 
clone the gene responsible for cocaine resistance in the moth Eloria 
noyesi.  Evidently this coca specialist is good-sized moth that eats up to 
50 leaves during its lifetime and may severely damage new shoots.  He has 
been unable to find any information on this species.  Does anyone know the 
family for this insect?  Does anyone have pictures of either the adult or 
larva or other information on this bug?
David L. Wagner
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
v. 860-486-2139; f. 860-486-6364
dwagner at uconnvm.uconn.edu

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