A new Amata species from Israel (Arctiidae, Syntominae)

Thomas J. Witt*, Vasiliy D. Kravchenko, Wolfgang Speidel, Josef Mooser, Amy Junnila, Günter C. Müller

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A new Amata species, Amata gil sp. n., is described from Mount Hermon, Israel. It is related to Amata libanotica (Bang-Haas, 1906) and A. mestralii (Bugnion, 1837), but can be easily discriminated from these species by its considerably smaller size and its lack of the yellow ring on the first abdominal segment which is normally present in the two other species, though it can be reduced in A. mestralii. Here, the distribution, ecology, and phenology of the new species are reported and the habitats are pictured in colour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-373
Number of pages7
JournalNota Lepidopterologica
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007


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