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132(1):

THIRD UPDATE TO A CHECKLIST OF THE LEPIDOPTERA OF THE BRITISH ISLES, 2013
1 D. J. L. AGASSIZ, 2 S. D. BEAVAN & 1 R. J. HECKFORD
1 Department of Life Sciences, Division of Insects, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
2 The Hayes, Zeal Monachorum, Devon EX17 6DF
Abstract
This update incorporates information published since 21 November 2018 and before 30 November 2019 into A Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the British Isles, 2013.

DIVERSITY OF THE BUTTERFLY FAUNA (HESPERIOIDEA AND PAPILIONOIDEA) OF JAGODINA REGION, SERBIA
BOBAN STANKOVIC
Department of Environmental Protection, City of Jagodina, Serbia E-mail: boban.stankovic035@gmail.com
Abstract
The butterflies of Jagodina, Serbia were surveyed.

A CONTRIBUTION TO KNOWLEDGE OF BALKAN LEPIDOPTERA: MOTHS COLLECTED IN MAY-JUNE 2018 IN AUSTRIA, SLOVENIA,
SERBIA, NORTH MACEDONIA AND ALBANIA
STOYAN BESHKOV 1, COLIN W. PLANT 3, ANA NAHIRNIC 2,
ANDREW KING 4 & PREDRAG JAKŠIC 5
1, 2 National Museum of Natural History, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.1, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
(stoyan.beshkov@gmail.com; ana.diaphana@gmail.com)
3 14 West Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3QP, UK (cpauk1@ntlworld.com)
4 18, Grovewood Close, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, WD3 5PU, UK
5 Faculty of Natural Science & Mathematics, University of Priština, Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia
Abstract

Results of nocturnal moth collecting by the authors in the Balkans during May/June 2018 are reported. A total of 571 species was encountered, mostly Noctuoidea (270), Geometroidea (161) and Pyraloidea (62). The majority of data are from North Macedonia and Albania; the remainder are from countries traversed to reach these target areas, namely Slovenia, Austria and Serbia. Sixteen species are new for Albania; 41 are reported only for the second time in that country. A further three are reported new for Serbia plus four more for the second time only. Three new species were found for North Macedonia, but have already been published elsewhere. Selected species and collecting localities not illustrated before are depicted.
Keywords: Balkan Peninsula, Slovenia, Austria, faunistic, Lepidoptera, Macrolepidoptera,
Microlepidoptera.

THE GENUS MEGACOELUM (HEMIPTERA, MIRIDAE) IN IRELAND AND THE FIRST RECORD OF M. INFUSUM (HERRICH-SCHÄFFER, 1837)
BRIAN NELSON1, LARRY DOHERTY2& CIARÁN BYRNE3
1 37 Derrycarne Road, Portadown, Co. Armagh, BT62 1PT E-mail: brian@entomology.org.uk
2 6 Castle Avenue, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
3 Lackabeg, Kildavin, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Abstract
Megacoelum infusum is added to the Irish Heteroptera list from Co. Tipperary. Records of nymphs are provided and demonstrate a wide distribution, but none of these can be ascribed to species. Megacoelum beckeri remains unconfirmed as an Irish species.
Keywords: Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Megacoelum, faunistics, Ireland.

132(2):

THE CHANGING MOTH AND BUTTERFLY FAUNA OF BRITAIN – THE SECOND DECADE OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (2010-2019)
MARK S. PARSONS
Butterfly Conservation, Manor Yard, East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5QP mparsons@butterfly-conservation.org
Abstract
Broad changes to the British Lepidoptera fauna in the last decade are summarised, covering those species that have recently colonised the country and those species that may have become extinct.
Keywords: Lepidoptera, colonists, extinction, immigration, accidental importation, nonnative plants, climate

A NEW MOTH LIST FOR WALES
G. M. TORDOFF
Butterfly Conservation Wales, 4D Cwm Road, Hafod, Swansea, SA1 2AY gtordoff@butterfly-conservation.org
Abstract
A new moth list for Wales is introduced. Differences from the British Isles Checklist are presented as well as details of previously unpublished records of species new for Wales. The new list comprises 1832 moth species (excluding adventives), which is 74% of the total for the British Isles. The list is considered provisional at the current time. The full list is available only in electronic format, as a pdf; a download link is provided.
Keywords: Wales, Lepidoptera checklist.

A CONTRIBUTION TO KNOWLEDGE OF THE BALKAN LEPIDOPTERA: NEW GEOMETRIDAE SPECIES FOR SERBIA
STOYAN BESHKOV
National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
stoyan.beshkov@gmail.com
Abstract
Four new species for the fauna of Serbia in its present political borders, collected in Western Serbia. With illustration of adults and genitalia of some of the new species.
Key words: Lepidoptera, macrolepidoptera, Geometridae, Serbia, faunistics, genitalia
illustrations.

A CONTRIBUTION TO KNOWLEDGE OF THE BALKAN LEPIDOPTERA: EVERGESTIS ALBORIVULALIS (EVERSMANN, 1843)
CRAMBIDAE: A NEW SPECIES FOR SERBIA
1 COLIN W. PLANT & 2 PREDRAG JAKšIC
1 14 West Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3QP, UK cpauk1@ntlworld.com
2 Cingrigina 14/25, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia jaksicpredrag@gmail.com
Abstract
Evergestis alborivulalis (Eversmann, 1843) is reported new to the fauna of Serbia. Its disjunct distribution in Europe is examined.
Keywords: Crambidae, Evergestis, Balkan Peninsula, Serbia, faunistics.

CORRECTION OF A RECENT “RECORD” OF COLIAS HYALE (L., 1758) FROM THE AZORES ARCHIPELAGO (PIERIDAE)
PETER J. C. RUSSELL
Oakmeadow, Wessex Avenue, East Wittering, West Sussex PO20 8NP peterjcrussell@yahoo.co.uk
Abstract
The record of Colias hyale from São Miguel Island, Azores Archipelago, published in a recent book is found to be incorrect. It is suggested that this observation was most likely to refer to C. crocea f. cremonae. The authority for C. crocea f. cremonae is confirmed as Bang-Haas,
1912 and not Verity, 1911, which is a nomen nudum.
Key words: Colias hyale, Azores Archipelago, unproven record, Colias crocea f. cremonae, nomenclature.

BALQISIA NOM. NOV. A REPLACEMENT NAME FOR ADENIA SLAMKA, 2019 (LEPIDOPTERA, PYRALOIDEA, PYRALIDAE,
PHYCITINAE) PREOCCUPIED BY ADENIA ROBINEAU-DESVOIDY, 1863 (DIPTERA, TACHINIDAE, EXORISTINI, EXORISTA (SUBGEN. ADENIA))
FRANTIšEK SLAMKA
Racianska 61, SK-83102, Bratislava, Slovakia E-mail: f.slamka@nextra.sk
Abstract
A junior homonym Adenia Slamka, 2019 (Slamka, 2019) was found among the Diptera species (Tachinidae) and a replacement name is proposed: Balqisia nom. nov.
Key words: homonymy, replacement name, Phycitinae

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