Benoit Vincent

Benoit Vincent
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September 2021 - present
Direction Départementale des Territoires (Haute-Garonne)
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  • Head of Department
January 2015 - August 2021
Direction Regionale de l'environnement, de l'aménagement et du logement
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  • Special Adviser
November 2011 - present
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
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  • Correspondant

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Publications (56)
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A replacement name for the genus Melinda Pinas, 2000 (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae). Nilmeda nom. nov. is proposed for the genus Melinda Pinas, 2000, after highlighting its homonymy with the genus Melinda Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (Diptera, Calliphoridae).
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Four new Phaegopterina species from the municipality of Urubici in south Brazil are described. Romualdia araucaria n. sp., Opharus testoni n. sp., Phaegoptera mielkei n. sp. and Leucanopsis joerkeae n. sp. are described, each from a male holotype whose habitus and genitalia are provided
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Understanding the causes and consequences of insect declines has become an important goal in ecology, particularly in the tropics, where most terrestrial diversity exists. Over the past 12 years, the ForestGEO Arthropod Initiative has systematically monitored multiple insect groups on Barro Colorado Island (BCI), Panama, providing baseline data for...
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Four new Phaegopterina or Spilosomina species from the Andes mountains are described. Amastus laguerrei n. sp. from a male holotype from Ecuador. Altichloea leae n. sp. from a male holotype from Colombia. Metacrisia cajasensis n. sp. from a male holotype from Ecuador and Cissura yungasensis n. sp. from a female holotype from Peru. Illustrations of...
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Two Lophocampa species previously known only by females are paired with morphologically highly different male specimens. This pairing was initiated after the discovery of a mosaic gynandromorph specimen and then confirmed using the mitochondrial COI gene (the so-called DNA barcode). Following the discovery of a labeling error by Rothschild during t...
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The authors offer a list of 56 species belonging to the tribe of Arctiini (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae), known from the Dominican Republic, based on several entomological missions, the examination of the material present in the collections of the museums, the consultation of the bibliography as well as the description of three new species belo...
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Three new Phaegopterina species from the Andes mountain are described. Opharus flavocapitis n. sp. is described on a male holotype from Ecuador. Pseudopahrus rimosus n. sp. is described on a male holotype from Colombia. A female paratype from Ecuador could be associated thanks to its COI sequence. Finally Elysius puncticollaris n. sp., close to Ely...
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Five new species of Lophocampa are described from the Dominican Republic. Lophocampa occidentalis n. sp. is described from two males, Lophocampa perezgelaberti n. sp. from three males and two females, Lophocampa desotoi n. sp. from seven males and two females, Lophocampa sharki n. sp. from three males and Lophocampa flavoabdominalis n. sp. from fiv...
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Two new species of the genus Phaegoptera are described from Peru: Phaegoptera touroulti sp. nov. and Phaegoptera doroshkini sp. nov. Detailed species descriptions are based upon morphological and molecular characters as well as distributional data. Key words: Arctiinae, Phaegopterina, Neotropical fauna, molecular phylogeny
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Two new species of Lophocampa Harris are described and illustrated, Lophocampaazuayensissp. n. , and Lophocampacarpishensissp. n. Both new species were confused with Lophocampahyalinipuncta (Rothschild, 1909), and a comparative diagnosis is provided.
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Knowledge of necrophagous insects’ developmental data is necessary for the forensic entomologist to estimate a reliable minimum postmortem interval (PMImin). Among the most represented necrophagous species, Lucilia sericata (Diptera, Calliphoridae) is particularly interesting. It is regularly identified in samples, with a predominance in summer, an...
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A new species and subspecies of the genus Halysidota are described from Mexico and Guadeloupe respectively: Halysidota witti sp. nov. and Halysidota leda guadulpensis ssp. nov. Details of the new species and subspecies descriptions are based upon morphological and molecular characters as well as distributional data.
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Two new species of Trichromia Hübner, 1815, from French Guiana are described: Trichromia supracoccinea n. sp. and T. sinefascia n. sp. The habitus and genitalia are illustrated. A comparison with the closely related species, Trichromia coccinea (Schaus, 1905), is proposed based on both morphological characters and DNA barcodes.
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Two new species of the tribe of Arctiini are described from Peru. Leucanopsis calabaza n. sp. subtribe Phaegopterina and Dysschema triangulum n. sp. subtribe Pericopina are each described from a male holotype. Habitus and male genitalia are figured. A discussion with the closest species to each new taxon is proposed as well as a synonym in the genu...
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Two new species of the genus Neonerita are described from Guatemala and French Guiana: Neonerita bernardoespinozai sp. nov. and Neonerita martinezi sp. nov. Detailed species descriptions are based upon morphological and molecular characters as well as distribution data. These new taxa are discussed and compared to Neonerita dorsipuncta, species wit...
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Necrodes littoralis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera: Silphidae), also known as the Bshore sexton beetle,^ is a common silphid beetle that visits and breeds on large vertebrate cadavers. This study describes, for the first time, the involvement of N. littoralis on human corpses based on a large dataset of 154 French forensic cases. Various parameters r...
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During several days of entomological expedition, as part of a thesis on the phylogeny of Phaegopterina, the first author collected in Northwestern Argentina (provinces of Jujuy and Salta) a series of Mazaeras species previously treated as Mazaeras janeira (Schaus, 1892). The second author, after an expedition in the southern Bolivia (departments of...
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Carlos G. Burmeister and Carlos Berg were among the most important and influential naturalists and zoologists in Argentina and South America and described 241 species and 34 genera of Lepidoptera. The Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia (MACN) housed some of the Lepidoptera type specimens of these authors. In this study we pr...
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A catalogue of the subtribes Phaegopterina Kirby, 1892 (151 genera, 1720 species, 97 subspecies and 252 synonyms), Arctiina Leach, [1815] (7 genera, 89 species, 3 subspecies and 26 synonyms), Spilosomina Seitz, 1910 (23 genera, 244 species, 22 subspecies and 71 synonyms), Callimorphina Walker, [1865] (1 genus, 6 species, 1 subspecies and 12 synonym...
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Two new species of Phaegopterina from Brazil are described from the Mata Atlântica biome, Pseudotesselarctia travassosi n. sp. and Opharus ruschii n. sp. Illustrations of adults and male genitalia of the new species are provided. The generic placement for each taxa is discussed
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Westindia Vincent, a new genus, is proposed for W. haxairei Vincent, a new species of Neotropical tiger-moth described from Dominican Republic. Habitus, male and female genitalia are described and figured. The systematic position of the new genus within Arctiinae is discussed in light of a comparative morphology and a molecular phylogeny derived fr...
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From 1994 to 2013, French forensic entomology laboratories investigated 1,093 cases. Larder beetles (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) were observed in 81 (7.5 %) of these cases. To describe and analyze these 81 cases, eight parameters were used: city, location (indoor or outdoor), decay stage (fresh, decay, or dry), dermestid species and instar (adults and...
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Nomenclatural changes in neotropical Arctiinae (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Erebidae); second part.In order to update the neotropical Arctiinae catalogue, 38 synonymies, 52 genus changes, 10 species revalidations and 4 status changes are proposed. A lectotype is designated and the new genus Pseudepimolis n. gen. is described. These modifications are supp...
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An analytical method was developed to characterize puparia cuticular lipids (hydrocarbons, waxes) and to compare the molecular distribution patterns in the extracts from either recent or older puparia. Acid-catalyzed transesterification and solvent extraction and purification, followed by combined gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry, we...
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Four new species of Lophocampa Harris, are described and illustrated: Lophocampa flavodorsata sp. n., Lophocampa griseidorsata sp. n., Lophocampa herbini sp. n. and Lophocampa sullivani sp. n. Lophocampa atriceps (Hampson) is redescribed, illustrated and compared to the new species.
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The authors propose to sequence the evolution of the nympha based upon external morphological characters observation thorough the pupation with aim to estimate the age the specimen. The study was carried out during the metamorphosis of three species of Diptera Calliphoridae of forensic importance: Calliphora vicina Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830, C. vomit...
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Four new species of Lophocampa Harris, are described and illustrated: Lophocampa flavodorsata sp. n., Lophocampa griseidorsata sp. n., Lophocampa herbini sp. n. and Lophocampa sullivani sp. n. Lophocampa atriceps (Hampson) is redescribed, illustrated and compared to the new species.
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The arctiine genus Gorgonidia Dyar, 1898 is revised based on morphology and DNA barcodes. One new species is described: G. helenae sp. nov. G garleppi pallidipennis (Rothschild, 1910) is synonymised with the nominotypical subspecies, while G. inversa (Rothschild, 1909) and G. maronensis (Rothschild, 1909) are raised from subspecies of G. garleppi (...
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Approximately 300 species of Phaegopterinae (Arctiidae) occur in Peru, many of which were described by Walter Rothschild between 1909 and 1935 from Carabaya province (Puno Department). Only relatively recently has the moth fauna of other regions of the country been surveyed in detail, notably the expeditions undertaken by Thierry Porion in northern...
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Two new species of Lophocampa Harris are described from the Dominican Republic, Lophocampa lineatasp. n. based on two males, and Lophocampa albitegulasp. n. based on three females. The habitus and genitalia are illustrated. The following nomenclatural changes are also proposed: Lophocampa albiguttata Boisduval, 1870, stat. rev. and Lophocampa brunn...
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In view of a nearby update of the neotropical Arctiinae catalogue, 27 synonymies, 15 genus changes, 2 species revalidations and one status change are proposed. These modifications are supported by morphological and molecular data.
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The forensic entomologist uses weather station data as part of the calculation when estimating the postmortem interval (PMI). To reduce the potential inaccuracies of this method caused by the distance between the crime scene and the meteorological station, temperature correlation data from the site of the corpse may be used. This experiment simulat...
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Lophocampa hispaniola n. sp. is described from 10 males et 2 females collected in Dominican Republic. Lophocampa puertoriciensis n. sp is described from 1 male et 3 females collected in Puerto Rico. Habitus and genitalia are illustrated and compared with closed species. New combinaisons are proposed for the genus Lophocampa.
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Two new species of Opharus from Dominican Republic and South-Eastern Brazil (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) are described. O. bipunctata n. sp. from Dominican Republic is described based on a series of 11 males and 5 females. O. brasiliensis n. sp. is described from South-Eastern Brazil from 2 males and 1 female. The habitus and genitalia are illustrated....
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Since 1997, a study of the sub-families Arctiinae and Pericopinae is realised in the Réserve Naturelle de la Trinité. The different sites prospected are presented alongwith with the 203 species identified. This number represent less than 50 % of all taxa known in the department. The cumulative curve shows that the inventory is not exhaustive and mo...
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Intensive activity of necrophagic insects on animal carcasses thorough the process of decay is a natural phenomenon that is used to solve criminal inquiries and named Forensic Entomology. Dipterans larvae carefully collected on a human cadaver and its surrounding are studied by forensic specialists and are mainly used as biological clocks in order...
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Intensive activity of necrophagic insects on animal carcasses thorough the process of decay is a natural phenomenon that is used to solve criminal inquiries and named Forensic Entomology. Dipterans larvae carefully collected on a human cadaver and its surrounding are studied by forensic specialists and are mainly used as biological clocks in order...
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Caribarctia bertrandae n. sp. is described from 12 males. The habitus and genitalia are illustrated. A discusion with closed species is proposed
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Description of three new Lophocampa Harris from Dominican Republic (Arctiidae, Phaegopterinae). Lophocampa neibaensis n. sp. is described from 5 males and 7 females. Lophocampa duarteiensis n. sp. is described from 6 males and 1 female. Lophocampa latepunctata n. sp. is described from 19 males and 10 females. The habitus and genitalia are illustrat...
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Description of three new Lophocampa Harris from Dominican Republic (Arctiidae, Phaegopterinae). Lophocampa neibaensis n. sp. is described from 5 males and 7 females. Lophocampa duarteiensis n. sp. is described from 6 males and 1 female. Lophocampa latepunctata n. sp. is described from 1 9 males and 10 females. The habitus and genitalia are illustra...
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Hypocrita wingerteri n. sp is described on a single male collected in Peru. This new species is compared to Thyrgis chislon Druce, 1885 to which it seems to be related. The habitus and males genitalia of the new species are illustrated. Finaly T. chislon is transferred in the genus Hypocrita
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Melese levequei n. sp. is described from 28 males and 11 females collected in Venezuela. Melese barbuti n. sp. is described from 14 males and 4 females collected in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. The habitus and genitalia are illustrated
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Amastus berhameli sp. n., is described and illustrated on male and female specimens from Venezuela

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