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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
This update incorporates information published since 21 November 2018
and before 30
November 2019 into A Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the British Isles,
OF THE BUTTERFLY FAUNA (HESPERIOIDEA AND PAPILIONOIDEA) OF JAGODINA
Department of Environmental Protection, City of Jagodina, Serbia
The butterflies of Jagodina, Serbia were surveyed.
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
3 14 West Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3QP, UK (firstname.lastname@example.org)
4 18, Grovewood Close, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, WD3 5PU, UK
5 Faculty of Natural Science & Mathematics, University of Priština,
Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia
Results of nocturnal moth collecting by the authors in the Balkans during
2018 are reported. A total of 571 species was encountered, mostly Noctuoidea
Geometroidea (161) and Pyraloidea (62). The majority of data are from
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
localities not illustrated before are depicted.
Keywords: Balkan Peninsula, Slovenia, Austria, faunistic, Lepidoptera,
MEGACOELUM (HEMIPTERA, MIRIDAE) IN IRELAND AND THE FIRST RECORD OF
BRIAN NELSON1, LARRY DOHERTY2& CIARÁN BYRNE3
1 37 Derrycarne Road, Portadown, Co. Armagh, BT62 1PT
2 6 Castle Avenue, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
3 Lackabeg, Kildavin, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
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
Keywords: Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Megacoelum, faunistics, Ireland.
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
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
A NEW MOTH LIST FOR WALES
G. M. TORDOFF
Butterfly Conservation Wales, 4D Cwm Road, Hafod, Swansea, SA1 2AY
A new moth list for Wales is introduced. Differences from the British
are presented as well as details of previously unpublished records of
for Wales. The new list comprises 1832 moth species (excluding adventives),
is 74% of the total for the British Isles. The list is considered provisional
current time. The full list is available only in electronic format, as
a pdf; a download
link is provided.
Keywords: Wales, Lepidoptera checklist.
TO KNOWLEDGE OF THE BALKAN LEPIDOPTERA: NEW GEOMETRIDAE SPECIES FOR
National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
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
Key words: Lepidoptera, macrolepidoptera, Geometridae, Serbia, faunistics,
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 email@example.com
2 Cingrigina 14/25, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
1912 and not Verity, 1911, which is a nomen nudum.
Key words: Colias hyale, Azores Archipelago, unproven
record, Colias crocea f. cremonae,
NOM. NOV. A REPLACEMENT NAME FOR ADENIA SLAMKA, 2019 (LEPIDOPTERA,
PHYCITINAE) PREOCCUPIED BY ADENIA ROBINEAU-DESVOIDY, 1863
(DIPTERA, TACHINIDAE, EXORISTINI, EXORISTA (SUBGEN. ADENIA))
Racianska 61, SK-83102, Bratislava, Slovakia
A junior homonym Adenia Slamka, 2019 (Slamka, 2019) was found among the
species (Tachinidae) and a replacement name is proposed: Balqisia nom.
Key words: homonymy, replacement name, Phycitinae
TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MOTH DIVERSITY (HETEROCERA) OF BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
1 TONI KOREN AND 2 MATEA MARTINOVIC
1 Association Hyla, Lipovac I no. 7, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
2 Dubrovnik Natural History Museum, Androviceva 1, HR-20000 Dubrovnik,
Data for 12 moth species for the first time recorded in Bosnia & Herzegovina
Most of the species can be characterized as common in the region and
overlooked during the limited historical surveys of the country. Some
species, like Eriogaster
rimicola and Pachycnemia tibiaria are probably scarcer and limited to
parts of Herzegovina. Further surveys of different regions of the country
will for sure reveal
many more interesting moth species.
Keywords: Macrolepidoptera, Erebidae, Noctuidae, Geometridae, Lasiocampidae,
TO KNOWLEDGE OF THE BALKAN
LEPIDOPTERA: SOME SPECIES COLLECTED IN ALBANIA IN
1 STOYAN BESHKOV, 2 COLIN W. PLANT & 3 ANA NAHIRNIC
1, 3 National Museum of Natural History, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.1, 1000
2 14 West Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3QP, England.
Nocturnal moths and some other Lepidoptera were investigated in Albania
2018. Six genera and 17 species are new for Albania. A further 48 species
are reported for
the second time only in that country. Species with three or more national
records are omitted
from the list. The majority of data are from poorly investigated areas,
including the Tomori
and Mali me Gropë Mountains, with the remainder from northern and
eastern parts of the
country. Selected collecting localities, not illustrated before, are
illustrated in colour as are
several moth species and their genitalia, including everted vesicas.
Keywords: Albania, faunistics, Lepidoptera.
TO THE BRITISH ISLES IN 2016
SEAN P. CLANCY
24 Prospect Road, Hythe, Kent CT21 5NH E-mail: email@example.com
Formally accepted records of immigrant lepidoptera occurring in the British
during the year 2016 are listed and discussed. For less frequently encountered
species, full information is given in Annex 1, presented in vice-county
individual localities then listed alphabetically for each VC. For the
regular/frequent immigrant species recorded during the season, annual
and a selection of the more significant reports are presented in Annex
INSECURELLA (STAINTON, 1849) (LEP.: EPERMENIIDAE):
A FURTHER NOTE ON THE SPECIES ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT,
INCLUDING HYMENOPTEROUS PARASITOIDS REARED
1 R. J. HECKFORD AnD 2 S. D. BEAVAN
¹ Department of Life Sciences, Division of Insects, Natural History
Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD (Correspondence address: 67 Newnham
Road, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon PL7 4AW)
² The Hayes, Zeal Monachorum, Devon EX17 6DF
This paper records a further locality on the Isle of Wight (VC10) for
(Stainton, 1849), following the rediscovery of the species there in 2018.
We describe the larva
in more detail than in the few British larval accounts that we have traced,
images, as well as providing a description, again with images, of the
pupa as this has
apparently not previously been described in the British literature. An
account is given of two
species of hymenopterous parasitoids reared, one of which may only have
recorded once before in the British Isles, in England in 1991.
Keywords: lepidoptera, Epermeniidae, Epermenia insecurella, Isle of Wight,
descriptions, hymenopterous parasitoids.
STULTANAWALSINGHAM, 1884 (LEP.: TORTRICIDAE):
AN ADVENTIVE SPECIES NEWLY RECORDED FROM BRITAIN
1 D. J. l. AGASSIZ AND 2 J. FElTWEll
1 Dept of Life Sciences, Insects Division, Natural History Museum, London
SW1A 2BD (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2 Marlham, Henley’s Down, Battle, E. Sussex, TN33 9BN
Platynota stultana (Walsingham, 1884), Tortricidae, is reported as an
adventive species new
Keywords: Platynota stultana, adventive, Britain.
REPORT ON THE MOTH FAUNA OF THE
JAGODINA REGION OF SERBIA
Department of Environmental Protection, City of Jagodina, Serbia
This paper presents the results of research into moth fauna in the region
of Jagodina (Serbia),
during 2013-2020 combined with casual data from earlier years. A total
of 106 species from 16
families was encountered, as follows: Hepialidae 1, Cossidae 1, Saturniidae
1, Geometridae 23, Notodontidae 1, Sphingidae 6, Nolidae 1, Erebidae
18, Noctuidae 31,
Crambidae 7, Pyralidae 7, Pterophoridae 2, Tortricidae 1, Yponomeutidae
2, Zygaenidae 1.
Keywords: Jagodina, Serbia, Balkans, faunistics, Lepidoptera.
A NEW SITE
FOR TRICHOLEIOCHITON FAGESII (GUINARD, 1879)
(TRICHOPTERA: HYDROPTILIDAE) IN IRELAND
1 JOHN T. BROPHy AND 2 JAMES P. O’CONNOR
1 25 Cambridge Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6, Ireland.
2 Emeritus Entomologist. National Museum Ireland – Natural History,
Dublin 2, Ireland
A male Tricholeiochiton fagesii (Guinard, 1879) was raised from a pupa
found on a
charophyte sample retrieved from Lough Garr, Co. Westmeath. This is the
record of T. fagesii for Ireland and the first male specimen.
Key words: caddisfly, Trichoptera, Tricholeiochiton fagesii, Ireland
MICROLEPIDOPTERA REVIEW OF 2019
1 A.M. DAVIS AND 2 G.M. TORDOFF
1 Butterfly Conservation, Unit 2 Bull Pens, Manor Farm, Itchen Stoke,
Hampshire, SO24 0QT.
2 Butterfly Conservation Wales, 4D Cwm Road, Hafod, Swansea, SA1 2AY
noteworthy records of microlepidoptera obtained in the British Isles
are summarised. This includes three species new to the British Isles,
are now known to have been found in previous years. numerous new vice-county
records are detailed, with notable observations of 456 species in total.
RIGIDELLA (CHRÉTIEN, 1907) RESURRECTED FROM
SYNONYMY (LEPIDOPTERA, DEPRESSARIIDAE)
1 M. F. V. CORLEY, 2 P. BUCHNER, 3 F. RYMARCZYK AND 3 M. DUTHEIL
1 Pucketty Farm Cottage, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 8JP, U.K.
2 Scheibenstrasse 335, 2625 Schwarzau, Austria
3 147 chemin de Terron, 06200 Nice, France
Agonopterix rigidella (Chrétien, 1907) bona sp. is shown to be
separate from A. fruticosella
(Walsingham, 1903) based on differences in DnA barcode and biology. Differences
external appearance and genitalia exist, but are somewhat masked by variation.
rebeli Hering, 1936 becomes a synonym of A. rigidella.
Keywords: Agonopterix rigidella, Agonopterix fruticosella, revised status,