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Lindt A.,Estonian Museum of Natural History | Viidalepp J.,Estonian University of Life Sciences
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 Telotheta muscipunctata Dognin and the newly identified species T. unoi and T. fresei. The distinguishing characters of the genera Telotheta and Paromphacodes are also briefly discussed. © Lindt A, Viidalepp J.


Lindt A.,Estonian Museum of Natural History | Tasane T.,University of Tartu | OUnap E.,University of Tartu | Viidalepp J.,Estonian University of Life Sciences
Zootaxa | Year: 2017

Four moth species are grouped in the genus Paromphacodes today. We add descriptions of further five new species: Paromphacodes alticola sp. nov., P. alpha sp. nov., P. onae sp. nov., P. spina sp. nov. and P. summita sp. nov. The species are confined to the parámo biome on summits of Andean volcanoes and were collected on five mountains. The case of the three first named species shows that the deep COI barcode splitting does not affect morphological diversification. The differentiation of P. alticola, P. alpha and P. onae is explained in association with orogeny of Andes and repeated periods of the local active volcanism. © 2017 Magnolia Press.


Liivamagi A.,Estonian University of Life Sciences | Tarlap P.,Estonian Museum of Natural History
Norwegian Journal of Entomology | Year: 2015

The article presents data on the occurrence and distribution of Chlamydatus drymophilus Vinokurov, 1982 in Estonia. The species is new for the fauna of Estonia. Worldwide there are only a few records of C. drymophilus in Europe and northern part of Asia. However, due to its small size, the occurrence and distribution of the species is most probably under-recorded. The first known record of C. drymophilus in Estonia is from 2012, at the drained bog of Laukasoo in the eastern part of the country. The second record was found in 2013, also from a bog habitat at Marimetsa bog, but in western Estonia. It seems that the species is associated with bog habitats and has a scattered distribution over the country. © Norwegian Journal of Entomology.


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.


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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