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A complete list of all known Noctuinae species of Jordan is presented and, the biogeography, phenology and distribution of the species is discussed. Within a German-Israeli project to monitor the Lepidoptera Fauna of the Levant we recorded from 1986 to 2010 a total of 44 species, three of which are new records for the country [Agrotis margelanoides (Boursin, 1944), Dichagyris leucomelas Brandt, 1941, Euxoa conspicua (Hübner, 1824)]. In Jordan the Noctuinae are represented by nine genera. Most of the recorded species belong to Agrotis (15), Dichagyris (11) and Euxoa (8); the majority of the species are of an Irano-Turanian (13), Palaearctic (11) and Eremic (11) distribution pattern. The majority of the Noctuinae are clearly concentrated within one or two vegetation zones, and only the two tropical, ubiquitous and polyphagous species (Agrotis ipsilon and Agrotis segetum) are distributed all over the country. In Jordan most of the Eremic species known from the Levant are found (11 of 12), whereas the Irano-Turanian (13 of 37) and the Mediterranean (5 of 19) elements of the same region are represented by much almost 1/3 and almost ⁄ respectively of the known species. Thirty-nine species are uni-voltine with the highest rate of occurrence in autumn from October to November; the other species are multi-voltine, flying at least twice - in spring and again later in autumn. ©. 2015, SHILAP Revta. lepid. All rights reserved.


Yakovlev R.V.,Tomsk State University | Poltavsky A.N.,Southern Federal University | Ilyina E.V.,Russian Academy of Sciences | Witt T.J.,Museum Witt
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

An annotated list of the Cossidae of the Russian portion of the Caucasus including 20 species from 11 genera and two subfamilies is presented for the first time. A new species Cryptoholcocerus daghestanica sp. Nov. is also described. © 2015 Magnolia Press.


PubMed | Russian Academy of Sciences, Museum Witt, The Federal Budget Institution < > Branch < >, Southern Federal University and Altai State University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2015

An annotated list of the Cossidae of the Russian portion of the Caucasus including 20 species from 11 genera and two subfamilies is presented for the first time. A new species Cryptoholcocerus daghestanica sp. nov. is also described.


A complete list of the presently known 94 Erebidae and 2 Euteliidae especies of Jordan is presented, and the biogeography, phenology and distribution of the same are discussed. Within a German - Israeli project to monitor the Lepidoptera Fauna of the Levant we record from 1986 to 2010 a total of 96 species, 26 of which (27.1%) are new records for the country. In Jordan the Erebidae are represented by 7 subfamilies and 37 genera, the 2 Euteliidae are within the same genus. Most of the recorded species belong to the Catocalinae (63) and Eublemminae (22), the majority of the species are of an Eremic (43), Mediterranean (23) and Irano-Turanian (16) distribution pattern. Most of the Erebidae (55) are clearly concentrated within one vegetation zone, while the 16 species of tropical origin (ubiquitous, polyphagous) are distributed often all over the country. In Jordan almost all the Eremic and Irano- Turanian species known from the Levant are found, whereas the Mediterranean, Tropical and Palearctic elements of the same region are represented only by about half, or even less of the known species. Forty species are uni-voltine with the highest rate of occurrence in spring from March to April; the other species are multi-voltine, flying at least twice - in spring and again later in autumn - from October to November. During the summer practically only multivoltine species are found. © Sociedad Hispano-Luso-Americana de Lepidopterología.


PubMed | Hebrew University of Jerusalem, SNSB, Departement Of Pathologie Et Of Sante Publique Veterinaires Institute Agronomique Et Veterinaire Hassan Ii, Museum Witt and 4 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2015

The type of Lasiocampa decolorata (KLUG, 1830), collected in 1820, was successfully barcoded to generate a 658bp COI-fragment after 194 years. The resulting molecular data allowed the description of two closely related species from Morocco: Lasiocampa hannae SPEIDEL, MOOSER & WITT sp. n. from the Anti Atlas and Lasiocampa editae SPEIDEL, MOOSER & WITT sp. n. from the High Atlas.


Yakovlev R.V.,Tomsk State University | Witt T.J.,Museum Witt
Russian Entomological Journal | Year: 2016

Azygophleps brehmi Yakovlev et Witt, sp.n. is described from Ethiopia (Bale Mountain). © RUSSIAN ENTOMOLOGICAL JOURNAL, 2016.


Dubatolov V.V.,Russian Academy of Sciences | Zolotuhin V.V.,Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University | Witt T.J.,Museum Witt
Zootaxa | Year: 2016

This paper deals with the revision of the Arctiidae genera Lithosia Fabricius, 1798 and Conilepia Hampson, 1900. Only two species currently are considered to be members of Lithosia, Lithosia quadra Linnaeus, 1758, and Lithosia yuennanensis Daniel, 1952. It is here proposed to consider the Far-Eastern populations of L. quadra as subspecies Lithosia quadra dives Butler, 1877, stat. rev. and the Transcaspian populations of the species are described here as Lithosia quadra ssp. soligena ssp. nov. The lectotype of Phalaena Noctua deplana Linnaeus, 1771, preserved in the Hunterian Museum of London, is designated. Two species, Lithosia subcosteola Druce, 1899 and Lithosia gynaegrapha de Joannis, 1930, are excluded from Lithosia. The rare and local Lithosia quadra sikkima Strand, 1922 is raised to species rank and transferred to Conilepia, comb. et stat. nov. The male of C. sikkima is described for the first time. Three species are considered to belong to the genus Conilepia, among them Conilepia cao sp. nov., which is described from Vietnam. All taxa are described and figured. A scenario for the faunogenesis of the Lithosia-Conilepia complex is proposed using molecular data. © 2016 Magnolia Press.


Yakovlev R.V.,Tomsk State University | Witt T.J.,Museum Witt
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

Meharia ganslmeieri sp. nov. is described from Zambia (Luangwa Valley), Africa. Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press.


Yakovlev R.V.,Tomsk State University | Witt T.J.,Museum Witt
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

Orientozeuzera martinii Yakovlev & Witt sp. nov. is described from Borneo Island (Trus Madi). Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press.


PubMed | Tomsk State University and Museum Witt
Type: Letter | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2015

Orientozeuzera martinii Yakovlev & Witt sp. nov. is described from Borneo Island (Trus Madi).

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