Estonian Museum of Natural History

Tallinn, Estonia

Estonian Museum of Natural History

Tallinn, Estonia

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Vellak K.,University of Tartu | Ingerpuu N.,University of Tartu | Leis M.,Estonian University of Life Sciences | Ehrlich L.,Estonian Museum of Natural History
Folia Cryptogamica Estonica | Year: 2015

The updated list of Estonian bryophytes includes 594 species from all three phyla. Only one species is reported for Estonia according to the literature data, all others have voucher speciemens in herbaria, two of them outside of Estonia. Altogether 242 species are frequent in Estonia, 173 species are rare, and 161 are sporadically distributed. We do not have any recent data for 20 species, and their presence in Estonia is doubtful. In 2008 a new Estonian Red list was compiled and 369 bryophyte species were evaluated against IUCN criteria. Approximately one fifth of the Estonian bryoflora (129 species) is designated to the three threat categories.


Viidalepp J.,Estonian University of Life Sciences | Lindt A.,Estonian Museum of Natural History
SHILAP Revista de lepidopterologia | Year: 2010

A new moth species from the oriental geometrid genus Rhanidopsis West, 1930 is described: R. kogeri Viidalepp & Lindt, sp. n., from Cameron Highlands, Peninsular Malaysia is added to the distribution area of the genus, formerly known from the Philippines and Borneo. Phenotypical similarity of the genus with Afrotropical Dargeia Herbulot, 1977 and Neotropical Pyrochlora Warren, 1895 is discussed. Some plesiomorphic characters of Neotropical and Indoaustralian genera of Nemoriini are compared.


Naumann S.,Hochkirchstrasse 11 | Lindt A.,Estonian Museum of Natural History | Viidalepp J.,Estonian University of Life Sciences
Estonian Journal of Ecology | Year: 2010

A new species, D. rengei sp. nov. of the genus Dirphia Hübner, 1819 ("1816") (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae, Hemileucinae) is described from Zamora Chinchipe and Napo provinces of Ecuador. The male holotype is stored in the scientific collections of the Estonian Museum of Natural History, Tallinn. The new species is compared with its (probably) nearest relatives, D. radiata Dognin, 1916 and D. irradians Lemaire, 1972.


Viidalepp J.,Estonian University of Life Sciences | Lindt A.,Estonian Museum of Natural History
SHILAP Revista de lepidopterologia | Year: 2012

A key to continental Neotropical species of Phrudocentra Warren, 1895, s. lat. is designed and provided with photos of moths and their male genital structures. The genus Phrudocentra Warren is redefined. Two subgenera are reinstated within Phrudocentra Warren, s. lat.: Phrudocentra Warren, s. str. (type species: P. pupillata Warren, 1897) and Melochlora Warren, 1901 (type species: Tachyphyle neis Druce, 1892). Three new genera are described: Assachlora Viidalepp & Lindt, gen. n. (type species: Nemoria assa Druce, 1892), Lindachlora Viidalepp & Lindt, gen. n. (type species: Tachyphyle flaccida Warren, 1909) and Lissocentra Viidalepp & Lindt, gen. n. (type species: Melochlora hydatodes Warren, 1906). Two species are found fitting with characters of the genus Lissochlora Warren, 1900: Lissochlora niveiceps (Prout, 1912) comb. n. and Lissochlora senescens (Prout, 1917) comb. n. One new species, Assachlora julietae Viidalepp & Lindt, sp. n. is described.


Viidalepp J.,Estonian University of Life Sciences | Lindt A.,Estonian Museum of Natural History
Zootaxa | Year: 2014

A new genus and species of Neotropical emerald geometrid moths, Haruchlora Viidalepp & Lindt, gen. nov., and Haruchlora maesi Viidalepp & Lindt, sp. nov. are described. The new genus differs from all other New World Geometrinae genera in having a bifid uncus, in characters of the pregenital segments of the male abdomen, and in the male genitalia. Copyright © 2014 Magnolia Press.


PubMed | Estonian Museum of Natural History and Estonian University of Life Sciences
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2014

A new genus and species of Neotropical emerald geometrid moths, Haruchlora Viidalepp & Lindt, gen. nov., and Haruchlora maesi Viidalepp & Lindt, sp. nov. are described. The new genus differs from all other New World Geometrinae genera in having a bifid uncus, in characters of the pregenital segments of the male abdomen, and in the male genitalia.


PubMed | Estonian Museum of Natural History and Estonian University of Life Sciences
Type: | Journal: Biodiversity data journal | Year: 2014

Two new species of the lophochoristine genus Telotheta Warren found in Ecuador and Bolivia are described. The paper focuses on the morphological description and illustration of the wing pattern and genitalia structures of the typus generis Telothetamuscipunctata Dognin and the newly identified species Telothetaunoi and Telothetafresei. The distinguishing characters of the genera Telotheta and Paromphacodes are also briefly discussed.


PubMed | Estonian Museum of Natural History and Estonian University of Life Sciences
Type: Letter | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2015

Warren (1897) described the genus Oospila for Phorodesma trilunaria Guene, 1857 from Brazil. Prout (1912; 1932-1933) revised the genus, listing 48 species in the first publication and 58 species in the latter one, in Oospila. Cook and Scoble (1995) grouped eight related genera under Oospila, including 73 species and dividing these into 13 species groups. Pitkin (1996) relied on this revision while publishing a monographic review of the Neotropical geometrine genera. Parsons et al. (1999) attributed the same species that in Cook and Scoble (1995) to the genus. Two species are described later (Viidalepp, 2002; Lvque & Viidalepp, 2015). While revising collections from the Neotropical region during the last decade, the authors of the present article have found several undescribed taxa: cryptic species are frequently overlooked in large-scale works (Vod et al., 2014). The result of one case study is published in this article. The primary and subsequent descriptions of relevant taxa are consulted.

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