Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
|Specimen Records:||97||Public Records:||16|
|Specimens with Sequences:||78||Public Species:||3|
|Specimens with Barcodes:||78||Public BINs:||4|
|Species With Barcodes:||5|
Gynaephora is a genus of moths in the family Lymantriidae. They are mainly found in the Arctic and Subarctic region and best known for their unusually long larval development period. The life cycle of G. groenlandica was once believed to take 14 years but subsequent studies reduced it to 7, a slow development rate that is extremely rare in the Lepidoptera. The caterpillars have five instars with each instar lasting a year.
- Gynaephora selenitica (Esper, 1789)
- Gynaephora rossii (Curtis, 1835)
- Gynaephora groenlandica (Wocke, 1874)
- Gynaephora pumila (Staudinger, 1881)
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