Kari Nupponen

Kari Nupponen
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Global environmental changes may cause dramatic insect declines but over century-long time series of certain species’ records are rarely available for scientific research. The Menetries’ Tiger Moth (Arctia menetriesii) appears to be the most enigmatic example among boreal insects. Although it occurs throughout the entire Eurasian taiga biome, it is...
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The taxonomy of South American Scythrididae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea) is revised, based on external morphology, genitalia, male abdominal segment VIII, and DNA barcodes using genetic distances, BINs, and a tentative molecular phylogeny. Data include both historical and fresh specimens from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, an...
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To associate specimens identified by molecular characters to other biological knowledge, we need reference sequences annotated by Linnaean taxonomy. In this paper, we 1) report the creation of a comprehensive reference library of DNA barcodes for the arthropods of an entire country (Finland), 2) publish this library, and 3) deliver a new identifica...
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Two new species of plume moths from Atacama Desert, Chile, are described: Lioptilodes karinupponeni Ustjuzhanin, Kovtunovich & Pototski sp. nov. and Hellinsia haverineni Ustjuzhanin, Kovtunovich & Pototski sp. nov.
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To associate specimens identified by molecular characters to other biological knowledge, we need reference sequences annotated by Linnaean taxonomy. In this paper, we 1) report the creation of a comprehensive reference library of DNA barcodes for the arthropods of an entire country (Finland), 2) publish this library, and 3) deliver a new identifica...
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For the first time, a nearly complete barcode library for European Gelechiidae is provided. DNA barcode sequences (COI gene-cytochrome c oxidase 1) from 751 out of 865 nominal species, belonging to 105 genera, were successfully recovered. A total of 741 species represented by specimens with sequences ≥ 500bp and an additional ten species represente...
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Four ichneumonid species were reared for the first time from pupae of Chelis puengeleri in North Europe. One female of Pimpla sodalis Ruthe, 1859 (Pimplinae) was reared in Cievrracohkka, N Sweden in July 2012. One male of Ichneumon formosus Gravenhorst, 1829 (Ichneumoninae) was reared in Nissuntjårro, Torne Lappland, Sweden in July 2012. One male o...
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Scythris innae K. Nupponen & Haverinen, sp. n. is described from SE Kazakhstan. The genitalia of previously unknown females of Falkovitshella hindukushi Passerin d’Entrèves & Roggero, 2013, F. hypolepta (Falkovitsh, 1972) and S. niemineni Nupponen, 2014 are described. Records of 26 species embracing 304 specimens of the family Scythrididae from Kaz...
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Six new species of Gnorimoschema Busck, 1900 are described: G. pamira sp. nov. (Tadzhikistan), G. brachyptera sp. nov. (Russia: Buryatia), G. altaica sp. nov. (Russia: Altai), G. tabazhok sp. nov. (Russia, Altai, Tuva), G. yakovlevi sp. nov. (Russia: Altai, Buryatia), G. kozlovi sp. nov. (Mongolia). A new synonym is established: G. mikkolai Povolný...
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This article is a contribution to the caddisfly fauna of the Southern Urals region in Russia. The material was collected between 1981 and 2018, mostly from the lepidopterologists’ light traps. Collected caddisflies were identified into 116 species, many were new to the area and some extended their known distribution area either to the west, east or...
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Agonopterix sideensis from Turkey and Exaeretia lvovskyi from Russia, two new species of Depressariidae (Lepidoptera) from the Palaearctic region, and the transfer of Exaeretia montuosella (Hannemann, 1976) into the genus Agonopterix Hübner, [1825].
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Ustyurtiidae Kaila, Heikkilä & Nupponen, a new family of Urodoidea is introduced. The family is based on the genus Ustyurtia Kaila, Heikkilä & Nupponen, gen. n. The genus includes the type species U. zygophyllivora Kaila, Heikkilä & Nupponen, sp. n. and U. charynica Kaila, Heikkilä & Nupponen, sp. n. , both from Kazakhstan. These two species, in pa...
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A list of 60 species embracing 1163 specimens of the family Scythrididae from western South Africa and Namibia is presented. The material was collected during 2016 in the course of two Finnish–Estonian expeditions to the Cape provinces of the RSA, and one further Estonian expedition to central and north-eastern Namibia. Eight new species are descri...
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Noteworthy records of 23 species of the family Gelechiidae from southern Siberia are reported. The following seven new species are described: Metzneria transbaikalica Bidzilya, sp. nov., Istrianis jaskai Bidzilya, sp. nov., Teleiopsis kyraensis Bidzilya, sp. nov., Athrips nigrilineella Bidzilya & K. Nupponen, sp. nov., Filatima multicornuta Bidzily...
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Taxonomy of the here established Elachista subula species complex is reviewed. This species complex is subordinate to the E. dispilella group sensu Kaila et al. (2015), in subgenus Aphelosetia. The E. subula species complex is exclusively Palearctic. Most of the currently recognized species occur in dry areas in Central Asia where they appear to fo...
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Scythris bengti Nupponen & Tabell, sp. n. is described from Morocco. A pair of the new taxon, belonging to the punctivittella species-group, was collected in the High Atlas Mountains in late June, 2016. The external appearance and genitalia of both sexes of the new species are illustrated. The previously unknown male of S. atlasensis Bengtsson, 199...
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The taxonomy of Palearctic Elachista species similar to E. deceptricula Staudinger, 1880 is revised. Five species are treated: E. spumella Caradja, 1920, E. deceptricula Staudinger, Elachista athroa Kaila, sp. n. from Turkey, E. conferta Kaila sp. n. from Spain, and E. sagara Kaila sp. n. from Kyrgyzstan. Lectotype is designated for E. spumella Car...
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Scythris transcaucasica Nupponen, sp. n. is described from southern Georgia. Twelve specimens (7 males and 5 females) were collected from the Trans-Caucasus Mountains close to the Turkish border in July 2015. The species is placed in the terekholensis species-group. The external appearance of the adult and genitalia of both sexes of the new species...
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Scythris innae K. Nupponen & Haverinen, sp. n. is described from SE Kazakhstan. The genitalia of previously unknown females of Falkovitshella hindukushi Passerin d’Entrèves & Roggero, 2013, F. hypolepta (Falkovitsh, 1972) and S. niemineni Nupponen, 2014 are described. Records of 26 species embracing 304 specimens of the family Scythrididae from Kaz...
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Scythris innae K. Nupponen & Haverinen, sp. n. is described from SE Kazakhstan. The genitalia of previously unknown females of Falkovitshella hindukushi Passerin d’Entrèves & Roggero, 2013, F. hypolepta (Falkovitsh, 1972) and S. niemineni Nupponen, 2014 are described. Records of 26 species embracing 304 specimens of the family Scythrididae from Kaz...
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The aim of the present paper is to give an overview of the distribution and bionomics of Xylomoia strix Mikkola, 1980 in the Baltic countries, as well as to describe the history of the research on this species in the region. Uusi andmeid lammiöölase (Xylomoia strix Mikkola, 1980) levikust ja bioloogiast Baltimaades (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) Artikli...
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Records of Ethmia pyrausta (Pallas, 1771) from the Baltic countries, the British Isles and Fennoscandia are listed. All known aspects of habitat requirements, larval biology and adult behaviour, mostly based on our own observations in the field, are described. Instructions for conservation and habitat management are presented. The larva is describe...
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Ethmia ustyurtensis Nupponen, sp. n. is described on the basis of nine specimens from the Ustyurt range, Southwestern Kazakhstan. Faunistically significant records of thirteen little known species of the subfamily Ethmiinae from the former USSR are provided, with notes on their bionomy. E. zaguljaevi Kostjuk, 1980 is reported as new to Europe from...
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A list of 38 species embracing 514 specimens of the family Scythrididae from southern and western Kazakhstan is presented. The material was collected during 24-IV / 20-V-2012 and 1-IX-29-IX-2012. Six new species are described: Scythris constricta Nupponen, sp. n., S. distinctella Nupponen, sp. n., S. mutanenorum Nupponen, sp. n., S. niemineni Nuppo...
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Lepidoptera species of 43 families from Denezhkin Kamen' massif and its vicinity were inventoried on basis of personal collections and published data. 119 species were reported for the first time from the territory of Sverdlovsk region. For some species (Parornix polygrammella, Agonopterix broennoeensis, Catastia kistrandella) this is the easternmo...
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New records of 30 little known species of the family Scythrididae from the Palaearctic region are presented. Two new species are described from Spain: Scythris latilineella Nupponen, sp. n. and S. lobella Nupponen, sp. n. Taxonomic problems with females of Scythris aciella Bengtsson, 1997, S. felixi Bengtsson & Sutter, 1996 and S. nieukerkeni Bengt...
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Records of five species embracing 211 specimens of the family Scythrididae from the islands of Socotra and Maldives in the Indian Ocean are presented. The material was collected during four trips in 2008–2010 on Socotra, and in December 2011 on the Maldives. Two new species are described: Scythris digitibasella Nupponen & Saldaitis sp. nov. from So...
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A new geometrid genus, Dorsispina, with the type species Dorsispina furcicornaria sp. n. (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae), is described and illustrated from the River Emba, western Kazakhstan. A single adult male was found in late September, flying rapidly in sunshine about two hours before sunset in a sandy riverside dune surrounded by chalk...
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Recent records of eight little known species of the family Scythrididae from Morocco are presented. The material was collected during two trips in mid-May 2010 and 2011. Scythris scutulella Nupponen, sp. n. is described. The previously unknown female genitalia of S. maculosa Bengtsson, 1997 are illustrated and described, and four species are report...
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The status of Pelochrista maculiferana (Kennel, 1900), bona sp., comb. nov., which was until now considered a synonym of Epiblema junctanum (Herrich-Schäffer, 1856), is revised and this species, now considered a good species, is redescribed. Additionally, notes on eight poorly known species of Tor-tricidae from the Volgo-Ural region are provided. L...
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A list of 24 species embracing 803 specimens of the family Scythrididae from southern and western Kazakhstan is presented. The material was collected between 8-V / 5-VI-2011 and 7-IX / 26-IX-2011. Scythris aralensis Nupponen, sp. n. is described, as well as the previously unknown females of Falkovitshella mongholica (Passerin d'Entrèves & Roggero,...
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Three new species of the family Scythrididae are described from Central Asian mountains: Scythris cultelloides Nupponen & Sinev, sp. n., S. danilevskyi Nup-ponen & Sinev, sp. n. and S. ganesha Nupponen & Sinev, sp. n. One unknown species is reported but not formally described because only a single female is available.
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A list of 20 species embracing 238 specimens of the family Scythrididae from the Turanian region is presented. The material was collected during 27-IV-21-V-2010 and 15-IX-11-X-2010 in Kazakhstan, and 17-VII-8-VIII-2010 in Kyrgyzstan. Seven new species are described: Bactrianoscythris fenestratella Nupponen, sp. n., Scythris angustibasella Nupponen,...
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Faunistic records additional to the recently published lists of Bombycoidea and Noctuoidea of the South Ural Mountains (Nupponen & Fibiger 2002, 2006) are presented, as well as some interesting records from the North Urals and the Lower Volga region. The material in the southern Urals was collect ed during 2006 – 2010 in six different expeditions,...
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A list of 28 species embracing 264 specimens of the family Scythrididae from the Turanian region is presented. The material was collected between 14/27-VII-2009 in Uzbekistan, and 29-IV / 18-V-2008 in southwestern Kazakhstan. Six new species are described: Scythris cramella Nupponen, sp. n., S. deserticola Nupponen, sp. n., S. karvoneni Nupponen, s...
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A list comprising 236 species in the family Gelechiidae from the southern Ural Mountains is presented. The material was collected during 1996–2007 on 21 different Finnish-Russian expeditions. The following new combinations are proposed: Caulastrocecis interstratella (Christoph, 1873) comb. n., Megacraspedus balneariellus (Chrétien, 1907) comb. n.,...
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This paper is the first in a two-part series treating the family Gelechiidae from the Southern Ural Mountains, including newly described species. The material was collected during 1996–2007 on 21 different Finnish-Russian expeditions. Catatinagma Rebel, 1903, stat. rev., is removed from synonymy of Apatetris Staudinger, 1879, and is now considered...
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Scythris stalagmitella Nupponen, sp. n. is described from the southern Ural region and Turkey. One male specimen was collected in Orenburg district, S Ural in September 2009. Three further specimens of the same species are known from old museum materials preserved in Copenhagen and Innsbruck. The external appearance of the moth and the male genital...
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Scythris antisymmetrica Nupponen, sp. n. is described from Central Spain. Altogether 22 specimens were collected during 2006-2008 in two different localities. The male genitalia of the new taxon are antisymmetric, representing the first such case in the order Lepidoptera.
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Se presenta una lista de la región de Turania de 31 especies procedentes de una muestra de 365 especímenes de la familia. El material fue colectado durante el 5-VII-2006 y el 1-9-V-2008 en Uzbekistán, y del 29-IV / 18-V- 2008 en el suroeste de Kazakhstán. Se describen siete nuevas especies: Scythris angustella Nupponen, sp. n., S. caballoides Nuppo...
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The material of the family Scythrididae in the collection of the Institute of Ecology of Vilnius University was studied. The material contained several interesting species collected mainly by the second author in the 1980’s and 1990’s from Armenia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. The results of the studies are presented in this paper. The...
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A list of 28 species embracing about 720 specimens of the family Scythrididae from the southeastern Balkan is presented. The material was collected from Bul-garia and northern Greece during 2000–2005. Scythris balcanica Jäckh, 1978 is synonimized with S. moldavicella Caradja, 1905, syn. n. The previously unknown females of Scythris ambustella Bengt...
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A list of 13 species of Scythrididae recorded during 25-V / 08-VI-2006 in southern Buryatia and 16-VIII / 03-IX-2006 in the Volgo-Ural region is presented, as well as results of re-examination of two taxa collected in 2002 fromBuryatia and a few old records from the southern Ural Mountains. Six new species are described: Scythris albosuf-fusellaNup...
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Scythris arenicola sp. n. from the Southern Ural Mountains is described. Alto-gether 64 specimens were collected during 29.–30.V.2004 in a sandy steppe near Burannoe village in the valley of the River Ilek. The flora was investigeted in the locality as well, and the recorded plants are listed.
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In this paper 13 species of the family Scythrididae from Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Mongolia and Jordan are treated. Scythris hebesella sp. n. is described from cen-tral Turkey, S. hemicycliella sp. n. from the Altai Mountains, and a previously un-known female of S. elenae Nupponen, 2000 from the southern Ural Mountains. S. caroxylella Falkovitch, 19...
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A list of seven species, embracing 56 specimens of the family Scythrididae, from Southeastern Kazakhstan, is presented. The material was collected in mid-May, 2003. Five new species are described: Scythris hostilis K. Nupponen sp. n., S. ianitella K. Nupponen sp. n., S. ingens K. Nupponen sp. n., S. juerivetei K. Nupponen sp. n. and S. pototskii K....
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The phenomenon of gradual transformation of the wing shape and size in the Palaearctic sterrhine moth Rhodostrophia jacularia (Hübner, 1813) is described (Geometridae). The females of this species have shorter wings than the males throughout the species' distribution area, but they are capable of fl ying, apart from a mountain population in the Rus...
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The Elachistidae fauna of the southern Ural area, Russia, is outlined. A total of 51 species are listed, four of which remain unidentified to species level. Six species are described as new: Elachista (Aphelosetia) olschwangi Kaila sp. n., E. (A.) arduella Kaila sp. n., E. (A.) gibbera Kaila sp. n., E. (A.) chamaea Kaila sp. n., E. (A.) acutella Ka...
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A list of 26 species embracing 673 specimens of the family Scythrididae collected during 13.–29.VI.2002 from southern Buryatia is presented. Seven new species are described: Scythris erinacella sp. n. sp. n. and S. sinevi sp. n. Two unknown species are mentioned but not described because only females are available. In addition, S. penicillata Chrét...
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Agrotis iremeli sp. n. is described from the mountains Iremel and Nurgush in the southern Ural Mountains. Altogether 64 specimens were reared from larva and pupa in two localities during three different years. Both habitats were highly isolated mountain tundra regions at an elevation of 1300–1400 m. Also larval and pupal stages of the species are d...
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A list of 16 species embracing 393 specimens of the family Scythrididae collected during 23.VI.–11.VII.2000 from the Altai Mountains is presented. Four new species are described: Scythris cervella sp. n., S. hamatella sp. n., S. spinella sp. n. and S. tumidella sp. n. In addition, S. felixi Bengtsson & Sutter, 1996 is reported as new for Russia and...
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A list of 78 species of the tortricoid tribe Cochylini from the southern Ural Mountains is presented. The material was collected during 1996–2000 on nine different Finnish-Russian expeditions. Cochylimorpha ignicolorana Junnilainen & K. Nupponen sp. n. is described. The new taxon occurs on dry steppe slopes in the headland region of the southern Ur...
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Nupponen, K. & Ahola, M. 2001: Notes on the biology of Pterophorus volgensis (Möschler, 1862) with description of the larval stage (Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae). — Entomol. Fennica 12: 22–27. A population of Pterophorus volgensis (Möschler, 1862) was found at the end of May 1998 at Mount Verbljushka in the Orenburg oblast in the southern Ural Mounta...
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Pterophorus poculidactyla sp. n. is described from the Altai Mountains. Two male specimens were collected by net in late June 2000 on an alpine meadow at an elevation of 2500 m. The new taxon is a close relative to P. volgensis (Möschler, 1862) and P. taklamakanus (Arenberger, 1995) but differs from both these species externally and by details in t...
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A list of 13 species of the family Scythrididae collected during 29.IV.– 04.V.2000 in Tunisia is presented. Two new species are described: Scythris kefensis sp. n. and S. spectatorella sp. n.. Both of them are small, dark moths belonging to the subfasciata species-group. S. aciella Bengtsson, 1997 and S. azrouensis Bengtsson, 1997 are recorded for...
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A list of 37 species of the family Scythrididae from the southern Ural Mountains is presented. The material was collected during 1996-1999 in five different Finnish - Russian expeditions. Fourteen new species are described by varying combination of authors: Scythris acipenserella K. & T. Nupponen sp. n., S. aegrella K. Nupponen & Junnilainen sp. n....
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Buvatina iremella sp. n. is described from the southern Ural Mountains. Three male specimens were collected by light from an old taiga forest in the end of June. The main characteristics of the new taxon are long saccus and aedeagus in the male genitalia. The systematic position of the species is shortly discussed.
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Scythris saarelai sp. n. is described from southern Spain. Three males and two females were collected by net in late March and early April 1998 on hot, dry slopes in two different localities. The small, dark moth is difficult to separate from many other scythridids without examining the genitalia. Three further specimens (2 male male, 1 female) of...
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Ephestia animella sp. n. is described from the southern Ural Mountains. It has also been found in the Altai Mountains and Buryatia in southern Siberia. The species occurs in virgin taiga forests from mid-June to early July, and is active only at night. It is a small, dark species that differs from closely related species both externally and by the...
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Of the 15 reported Finnish finds of Noctua janthe (Borkhausen,ll92) one proved fobe N. janthina (Denis & Schiffermüllet, 1775), which is now for the first time recorded from Finland. The two species are compared, and their distribution in Finland recorded.
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The list, comprising 624 species in the families Lasiocampidae, Endromidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae, Notodontidae, Noctuidae, Pantheidae, Lymantriidae, Nolidae and Arctiidae from the Southern Ural Mountains is presented. The material was collected during 1996-2001 in 10 different expeditions. Dichagyris lux Fibiger & K. Nupponen sp. n. is described...

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