Peter Huemer

Peter Huemer
Tiroler Landesmuseen · Natural History

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March 2015 - present
Tiroler Landesmuseen Betriebsges.m.b.H.
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  • Head of Department
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  • Head of Natural History collections; main research: Alpine Lepidopterology; integrative species discrimination

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The observed insect decline, which threatens agricultural productivity and ecosystem stability, calls for comprehensive international insect monitoring. Monitoring implementation demands standardisation and the integration of new and innovative methods. Therefore, we compared two quantitative butterfly survey methods-the commonly applied transect c...
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Since the editorial deadline for the new version of the Red List of butterflies and moths, several species have been documented in Vorarlberg (Austria occ.) for the first time: Narycia astrella, Dahlica alpicolella, Caloptilia honoratella, Scythris amphonycella (also new for the Principality of Liechtenstein) and Acleris roscidana are presumably na...
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Thirteen new species of Scrobipalpa Janse, 1951 are described: S. nupponeni sp. nov. (Russia: Buryatia, Altai), S. rutjani sp. nov. (Kyrgyzstan; Russia: Novosibirsk reg., Tuva), S. tannuolella sp. nov. (Russia: Tuva), S. kullbergi sp. nov. (Russia: Tuva), S. lobata sp. nov. (Russia: southern Ural, Altai, Tuva, Buryatia), S. inexplictata sp. nov. (R...
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Zusammenfassung Im grenzübergreifenden Wildnisgebiet Saminatal/Galinatal (Österreich, Vorarlberg; Fürstentum Liechtenstein) wurden 782 Schmetterlingsarten aus 54 Familien nachgewiesen. Der Artenbestand stammt zu mehr als der Hälfte aus Waldlebensraumtypen. Er wird exemplarisch an Charakterarten der einzelnen Grosslebensräume beschrieben, die stellv...
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Chrysaster ostensackenella (Fitch, 1859), originally a New World species with recent records from East Asia, is newly reported from Europe (Province of Rieti, Italy). The potentially invasive species is a trophic leaf-mining specialist on Robinia L. Species identification is based on DNA barcoding and morphological characteristics.
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Metzneria leae Gastón & Huemer, sp. n., a new species in the family Gelechiidae, is described from Spain and adults and genitalia of both sexes are figured. The new species differs morphologically and in the DNA barcode from all other known representatives of the genus. Until now, the new species has been confused with Metzneria subflavella Englert...
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Metzneria leae Gastón & Huemer, sp. n., a new species in the family Gelechiidae, is described from Spain and adults and genitalia of both sexes are figured. The new species differs morphologically and in the DNA barcode from all other known representatives of the genus. Until now, the new species has been confused with Metzneria subflavella Englert...
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The subgenus Brevantennia Sieder, 1953 of the genus Dahlica Enderlein, 1912 (Psychidae: Dahlicini) is represented by a group of 10 bagworm moth species, distributed in south-west and south-east Europe northwards to the Alps and Carpathians. This study is a revision of the subgenus Brevantennia species occurring in Slovenia based on our own comprehe...
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The taxonomy of the Caryocolum tricolorella species complex, an informal subsection of the diverse Caryocolum interalbicella species group, is revised and four species are separated from DNA barcodes of the mitochondrial COI (cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1) gene and adult morphology: C. tricolorella (Haworth, 1812), C. fibigerium Huemer, 1988, C. h...
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Four new species of Filatima Busck, 1939 are described from Central Asia: Filatima armata sp. nov. (Iran), F. subarmata sp. nov. (Pakistan, Iran), F. afghana sp. nov. (Afghanistan), and F. karii sp. nov. (Tajikistan). The hitherto unknown female of Filatima multicornuta Bidzilya & Nupponen, 2018 is described. Recorded to occur for the first time ar...
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Sattleria karsholti Huemer & Hebert, 2011 is re-examined based on recently collected material, museum vouchers, and DNA barcodes. Adult and male genitalia morphology and molecular data of the COI barcode region support the existence of two allopatric species, S. karsholti, from the type locality of Pizo Arera in the Orobian Alps (Bergamo Province,...
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Im Jahr 2001 wurde die Schmetterlingsfauna Vorarlbergs erstmals in einer Roten Liste bewertet. Nach zwei Jahrzehnten wird nun eine umfassende Neubearbeitung und Gefährdungsanalyse vorgestellt. Der nachgewiesene und nach neuester Taxonomie und Systematik dargestellte Artenbestand ist inzwischen von 2307 auf 2501 Arten gewachsen, der zugrundeliegende...
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In a rapid biodiversity survey, focusing on butterflies and moths in Kleinwalsertal (Vorarlberg, Austria) we recorded 58 butterfly and 281 moth species. The short time span of the survey (two days) resulted undoubtedly in incomplete coverage of the existing fauna. Nevertheless, the recorded species suggest a very diverse fauna, for which further su...
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During efforts to generate DNA barcodes for all European Lepidoptera, Batrachedra pinicolella (Zeller, 1839) was found to comprise two genetically distinct clusters. Morphological investigation and results from two nuclear markers and ddRAD sequencing furthermore support the existence of two distinct taxa which we treat as two separate species, B....
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Species identification by means of DNA barcodes depends essentially on the scope and quality of a relevant reference library. The first analysis of a large number (about 600 morphospecies) of southern European Lepidoptera (Greece: Peloponnese) shows both the advantages and disadvantages with regard to a reliable identification of Mediterranean spec...
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Description of a new species of Caryocolum Gregor & Povolny, 1954, discovered in Spain and other data of interest (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) Abstract Caryocolum molinai Gastón, Huemer & Vives sp. n., a new species from Spain is described. An analysis of the DNA barcode (mitochondrial Cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene) for the genus Paramegacraspedus...
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Metzneria neli Huemer, sp. n., a new species of the family Gelechiidae, is described from France and Spain and adults of both sexes and genitalia are figured. The new species differs both morphologically and in the DNA barcode from all other known representatives of the genus. It was formerly mixed with Metzneria tristella Rebel, 1901, and therefor...
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Scrobipalpa antoniovivesi Huemer, sp. n., a new species of the tribe Gnorimoschemini, family Gelechiidae, is described from Spain (Huesca). The adult and male genitalia are figured, whereas the female sex remains unknown. The nearest species S. dorsolutea Huemer & Karsholt, 2010 is only known from the southern Ural Mountains. (Russian Federation)....
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Metzneria neli Huemer, sp. n., a new species of the family Gelechiidae, is described from France and Spain and adults of both sexes and genitalia are figured. The new species differs both morphologically and in the DNA barcode from all other known representatives of the genus. It was formerly mixed with Metzneria tristella Rebel, 1901, and therefor...
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Scrobipalpa antoniovivesi Huemer, sp. n., a new species of the tribe Gnorimoschemini, family Gelechiidae, is described from Spain (Huesca). The adult and male genitalia are figured, whereas the female sex remains unknown. The nearest species S. dorsolutea Huemer & Karsholt, 2010 is only known from the southern Ural Mountains. (Russian Federation)....
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20 new species records of Macrolepidoptera from the province of Bergamo are reported. All taxa were recorded during field research in 2021 within the framework of a collaborative research programme of the Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali "E. Caffi" in Bergamo and the Tyrolean Federal States Museum in Innsbruck (Austria). The Italian distribution an...
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We studied the evolutionary relationship of two widely distributed parapatric butterfly species, Melitaea athalia and Melitaea celadussa, using the ddRAD sequencing approach, as well as genital morphology and mtDNA data. M. athalia was retrieved as paraphyletic with respect to M. celadussa. Several cases of mito-nuclear discordance and morpho-genet...
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Poecilocampa navalagamellae Expósito, 2004 stat. nov., endemic to Spain, is characterized and elevated to species rank. This taxon was originally described as a subspecies of Poecilocampa alpina (Frey & Wullschlegel, 1874) with insufficient diagnosis based on two male specimens only. Its southern populations are described as Poecilocampa navalagame...
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en The Barcode Index Numbers (BINs) are operational species units based on patterns of COI divergences that in most cases correspond to species. It has been repeatedly observed that more than one BIN can be found under the same species name particularly when large geographic scales are considered. One such case concerns Eupithecia conterminata, a s...
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Lyonetia ledi Wocke, 1859 (Lyonetiidae), was hitherto considered as a boreal species with a circumpolar distribution pattern and relict populations in isolated peat bogs north-east of the Alps (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany). In Europe it is known as a leaf-miner on Rhododendron tomentosum Stokes ex Harmaja (Ericaceae) as the primary host-plant...
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Three new Noctuoidea subspecies are described as local endemics from the Silver Coast, part of the Bulgarian North Black Sea Coast: Eutelia adoratrix platinea ssp. n., Lacanobia praedita canescens ssp. n. and Hadena adriana petergyulaii ssp. n. They are characterised by a pale forewing ground colour corresponding to the colour of the calcareous sed...
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Gelechia omelkoi sp. nov. is described from the Ukok plateau and South Chuisky ridge in the Altai Mountains of Russia. The adult of the new species, including its male genitalia, is illustrated and compared with species most similar in morphology and DNA barcodes— G. sororculella (Hübner, 1817) and G. jakovlevi Krulikovsky, 1905 from the Palaearcti...
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Analysis of wing pattern, genital morphology and results of DNA barcoding indicates that the name Dichrorampha montanana sensu auct. actually comprises two species. D. alpestrana ([Zeller], 1843) sp. rev. is considered as senior synonym of D. montanana (Duponchel, 1843) syn. nov. , and a lectotype is designated for the latter name to fix the identi...
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Seventy-three species of Lepidoptera described from France since 2000, particularly by Jacques Nel and Thierry Varenne, are reassessed from largely unpublished molecular data. We tried to obtain DNA barcode sequences from 62 holotypes, supplemented by paratypes of eight species and on one case by non-type material, whereas one previously synonymize...
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The study of global biodiversity will greatly benefit from access to comprehensive DNA barcode libraries at continental scale, but such datasets are still very rare. Here, we assemble the first high-resolution reference library for European butterflies that provides 97% taxon coverage (459 species) and 22,306 COI sequences. We estimate that we capt...
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Gracillariidae is the most species-rich leaf-mining moth family with over 2,000 described species worldwide. In Europe, there are 263 valid named species recognized, many of which are difficult to identify using morphology only. Here we explore the use of DNA barcodes as a tool for identification and species discovery in European gracillariids. We...
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Megacraspedus laseni sp. nov. is described from Dolomiti Bellunesi (Veneto Region, Prov. Belluno, Italy). The habitus of the adult and male genitalia are described and illustrated whereas the female sex remains unknown. The new species belongs to the Megacraspedus pentheres species group and is closely related to the southern alpine M. eburnellus H...
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Supplementary Table S1 | Checklist of the 263 European Gracillariidae species following the higher classification of Kawahara et al. (2017), and species not included in the checklist. Supplementary Table S2 | Metadata of 6,791 COI sequences and 312 BINs used in this study. Supplementary Table S3 | Summary statistics for specimens included in this...
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Perizoma barrassoi Zahm, Cieslak & Hausmann, 2006, previously considered a central Italian endemic, shows a much wider distribution with additional records from the Alps and the Pyrenees, in partial sympatry with its sister species, Perizoma incultaria (Herrich-Schäffer, 1848) which is widespread in the Alps, Pyrenees, Carpathians and Dinaric mount...
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Megacraspedus microsacculella sp. nov. (Gelechiidae) is described from the South of France (Hérault and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence). The male and brachypterous female are presented and their genitalia figured. The new species which belongs to the Megacraspedus pentheres group is very similar to M. pentheres Walsingham, 1920, with which it had so far b...
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As part of a research project by the State Museum of Carinthia and the Tyrolean State Museums in the Cottian Alps (Province of Turin, Italy), 10 Lepidoptera species were recorded for Italy for the first time: Agnoea langohri (Palm, 1990) (Lypusidae), Agonopterix flurii Sonderegger, 2013, Depressaria ululana Rössler, 1866 (Depressariidae), Aproaerem...
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Oxypteryx marieae sp. n. is described from the southern part of the Alps (Margreid, South Tyrol, Italy), and adults and genitalia structures of both sexes are figured. The new species is most closely related to the Mediterranean species O. nigromaculella (Millière, 1872), O. helotella (Staudinger, 1859) and O. parahelotella (Nel, 1995) but clearly...
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Sporadic sampling of the fauna of Lepidoptera in the Fenner Schlucht (Margreid, South Tyrol, Italy) lasting from 2013 to 2019 resulted in 524 species from 47 families. The local fauna inventory includes a considerable number of 18 species with the only known occurrences in South Tyrol, including Teleiopsis terebinthinella (HerrichSchäffer, 1856) (G...
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Monopis jussii Kaila, Mutanen, Huemer, Karsholt & Autto, sp. nov. (Lepidoptera, Tineidae) is described as a new species. It is closely related to the widespread and common M. laevigella ([Denis & Schiffermül-ler], 1775), but differs in its distinct COI DNA barcode sequences, four examined nuclear loci as well as details in forewing coloration and p...
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The informal Pyralis regalis complex, including species of the genus Pyralis Linnaeus, 1758 (Pyralidae), with a bright white or silvery pattern on the forewing, is reviewed, supplemented by observations of the externally distinguished P. perversalis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1849), which also exhibits similarities in genitalia and DNA barcodes. We describ...
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Phtheochroa carpatiana sp. nov. is described from the Southern Carpathians (Romania). It is closely related to the other five members of the P. frigidana species-group. Adults, male and female genitalia, and the habitat of the new species are described and figured, molecular data and some details of the biology are given. The species inhabits alpin...
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Megacraspedus cottiensis sp. nov. is described from the western Alps (prov. Torino, Italy). The dorsal habitus and genitalia for both the male and brachypterous female are provided. The new species belongs to the M. faunierensis species group based on genitalia morphology and DNA barcodes, and was hitherto confused with M. neli Huemer & Karsholt, 2...
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Der Klimawandel hat in vielen Fällen gravierende Auswirkungen auf die Alpenfauna. Neben phänologischen Veränderungen spielt dabei vor allem die Verschiebung der Lebensräume vieler Arten in größere Höhenlagen eine bedeutende Rolle. Alpine Arten sind besonders stark betroffen, da die Möglichkeiten, in noch größere Höhen auszuweichen, begrenzt sind. E...
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Eidophasia assmanni sp. nov. , a new species of Plutellidae from the alpine zone of Russian Altai Mountains, is described from diagnostic morphology and DNA barcodes. Male adult and genitalia are illustrated, whereas the female sex remains unknown. The species inhabits alpine scree with patchy herbaceous plants and is considered as possible endemic...
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Material collected in recent expeditions by staff of the Tiroler Landesmuseen, Innsbruck, allows an update of some high elevation Catoptria of the Central Italian Apennines. Catoptria samnitica sp. nov. and the male of Catoptria apenninica Bassi are described from morphology and DNA barcodes, and adults and genitalia are illustrated. Both species a...
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The taxonomy of the Palaearctic Caryocolum schleichi species group is revised, leading to a largely new species concept. Initially described as four different species (C. schleichi, C. arenariella, C. dianthella, C. improvisella), these taxa were later considered as subspecies. Recently the taxon C. arenariella was reinstated to species level witho...
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The taxonomic status of the European Hoplodrina octogenaria (Goeze, 1781) is discussed and its partly sympatric sister species, Hoplodrina alsinides (Costantini, 1922) sp. rev., is separated and re-described based on morphological and molecular taxonomic evidence. The adults and their genitalia are illustrated and DNA barcodes, as well as genome-wi...
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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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The checklist of European Gelechiidae covers 865 species, belonging to 109 genera, with three species records which require confirmation. Further, it is the first checklist to include a complete coverage of proved synonyms of species and at generic level. The following taxonomic changes are introduced: Pseudosophronia con-stanti (Nel, 1998) syn. no...
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Horst Aspöck and Raphidia ulrikae in the rock face: Congratulations from 36 zoologists to Univ.-Prof. Dr. Horst Aspöck on the occasion of his 80 th birthday. - Entomologica Austriaca, 27: 421-448. --- Das Opus eines Wissenschaftlers zu umreißen, dessen ungestüme Neugierde, die Natur zu erkunden bereits in der Gymnasialzeit mit 13 Jahren begann und...
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In total, thirteen species of the genus Caryocolum Gregor & Povolný, 1954 (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) have been recorded from the Altai mountains in Russia so far. All available faunistic data are summarized and presented in detail. DNA barcodes of the mtCOI (cytochrome c oxidase I) gene of the majority of recorded species were studied. Molecular da...
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ABSTRACT In this study, 580 species belonging to 49 different Lepidoptera families were recorded in the area of Mühlauer Fuchsloch. 18 species are listed in the Austrian Red List, and 6 are protected. An analysis of ecological guilds demonstrates that more than 50 % are mesophilous species from woodland habitats, whereas only 16 are xerothermophili...
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Agriphila alpina Błeszyński, 1957 stat. nov., was rediscovered after more than 100 years in the only known area in the world, the South Tyrolean Dolomites. The species was so far considered as alpine subspecies of the circumpolar Agriphila biarmicus (TengsTröm, 1865), but taking into account molecular data of the DNA barcode region and morphologica...
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Nemapogon peslieri Varenne & Nel, 2017 (Tineidae), Gracillaria loriolella (Frey, 1881) (Gracillariidae), Kessleria fasciapennella (Stainton, 1849) (Yponomeutidae), Gelechia obscuripennis (Frey, 1880) stat. rev. (Gelechiidae), Scythris palustris (Zeller, 1855) (Scythrididae), and Eucosma suomiana (Hoffmann, 1893) (Tortricidae) are for the first time...
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As part of multi-year surveys (2013–2019) of the butterfly and moth fauna in Umhausen-Farst (North Tyrol, Austria), a total of 866 species belonging to 50 families were detected, whereas few sub-historical and historical data contain no additional taxa. Particularly noteworthy are several new records for Tyrol: Heliozela hammoniella (Heliozelidae),...
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DNA barcoding as a significant contribution to regional faunistics: new records of moths for Burgenland and Austria (Insecta: Lepidoptera). – As part of selective genetic sampling of Lepidoptera in Burgenland (Austria), 74 species are firstly recorded for the federal state. The previously underestimated regional biodiversity includes seven new reco...
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The taxonomy of some Palearctic species of the genus Clepsis Guenée, 1845 (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae), in particular C. neglectana sensu auctt. and C. consimilana sensu auctt., is revised based on combined characters of external and internal adult morphology, including everted vesicae in male genitalia, and DNA barcodes. Clepsis striolana (Ragonot,...
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The aim of the study was to establish a nationwide barcode library for the most diverse group of Austrian Lepidoptera, the Noctuoidea, with 5 families (Erebidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae, Nolidae, Notodontidae) and around 690 species. Altogether, 3431 DNA barcode sequences from COI gene (cytochrome c oxidase 1) belonging to 671 species were gathered,...
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The aim of the study was to establish a nationwide barcode library for the most diverse group of Austrian Lepidoptera, the Noctuoidea, with 5 families (Erebidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae, Nolidae, Notodontidae) and around 690 species. Altogether, 3431 DNA barcode sequences from COI gene (cytochrome c oxidase 1) belonging to 671 species were gathered,...
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The present paper is the annotated checklist of the Austrian Noctuoidea fauna, based on the recent taxonomic and faunistical investigations. The publication does not contain any illustrations, the full image set of the species, and their distribution is accessible on the “Macrolepidoptera of Austria” homepage.
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The taxonomic survey of the Central European populations of Hecatera bicolorata is given, the taxon obscura Staudinger, 1861 is considered as a distinct subspecies occurring in the Central Alps. The lectotype of Hecatera weissi (Draudt, 1934) is designated, the occurrence of the species is discussed.
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In a recent paper in ZooKeys, Wiemers et al. (2018) provided an updated list of European butterfly names. In this list the authors follow gender agreement for species names, when interpreted as adjectival in derivation, in contrast to the common practice among most lepidopterists. Here we comment on this aspect of the paper, and voice our concern t...