New and rare species of Heterocera (Lepidoptera) and some notes on their distribution in different habitats in the Nestos-Delta, Macedonia, Greece

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1996
Authors:Wüst, P.
Journal:Nota LepidopterologicaNota Lepidopterologica
Date Published:1996///

During the present survey 1554 Heterocera of 190 species were caught in different habitats between the years 1988 and 1993 in the western part of the Nestos-Delta, Greece (Wust, 1997). 13 species were newly recorded for Greece: Pelosia muscerda (Hufnagel, 1766), Dysauxes ancilla (Linnaeus, 1767), Sideridis albicolon (Hubner, [1813]), Hadena rivularis (Fabricius, 1775), Hemithea aestivaria (Hubner, 1799), Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759), Cyclophora quercimontaria (Bastelberger, 1897), Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758), Cyclophora linearia (Hubner, 1799), Melanthia procellata ([Denis and Schiffer-muller], 1775), Apeira syringaria (linnaeus, 1758), Chariaspilates formosaria (Eversmann, 1842) and Sclerocona acutellus (Eversmann, 1842). 14 species were recorded for the first time in the Nestos-Delta apart from being rare in other Greek regions: Eilema muscula (Staudinger, 1899), Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759), Ptilodon capucina (Linnaeus, 1758), Cerastis rubricosa ([Denis and Schiffermuller], 1775), Mythimna turca (Linnaeus, 1761), Trachea atriplicis (Linnaeus, 1758), Ipimorpha subtusa ([Denis and Schiffermuller], 1775), Colobochyla salicalis ([Denis and Schiffermuller], 1775), Herminia tarsicrinalis (Knoch, 1782), Macaria notara (Linnaeus, 1758), Chloroclystis v-ata (Haworth, 1809), Lomographa dilectaria (Hubner, 1799), Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758) and Epione repandaria (Hufnagel, 1767). Some of these reach their distribution limit in the Nestos-Delta.

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