New underwing taxa of the section of catocala lesbia christoph, 1887 (Lepidoptera, noctuidae)

Günter Müller*, Vasiliy Kravchenko, Thomas Witt, Amy Junnila, Josef Mooser, Aidas Saldaitis, Klaus Reshöft, Povilas Ivinskis, Reza Zahiri, Wolfgang Speidel

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Herein, the species group related to Catocala lesbia Christoph, 1887 is revised. The following new species are described: Catocala olgaorlovae Kravchenko et al. sp. n. from Israel and Egypt, Catocala editarevayae Müller et al. sp. n. from Jordan, and Catocala puerperoides Zahiri et al. sp. n. from Iran. Furthermore, a new subspecies of Catocala lesbia from Pakistan (Waziristan) is characterised: Catocala lesbia ssp. fittkaui Saldaitis et al. ssp. n. The distribution and habitats of all species are described and figured. Also, the larva of Catocala lesbia is described and figured for the first time. The ecology, phenology, threats (IUCN criteria) and possible conservation measures of Catocala olgaorlovae sp. n. are outlined. The lectotype of Catocala lesbia is designated by A. Matov.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-49
Number of pages20
JournalActa Zoologica Lituanica
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008


FundersFunder number
Israel Nature and Parks Authority
Norsk Fysioterapeutforbund


    • Catocala lesbia species group revision
    • Lepidoptera
    • Noctuidae


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