40 – 2012
40 nummer 1a
maart 2012) (Mededelingen
Oorschot, H. & Coutsis, J. G.: An unusual Polyommatus
thersites with basal black spots on FW underside (Lepidoptera:
A male Polyommatus thersites with basal black spots
on its FW underside is reported for the first time, and the
merits of differentiating this species from the similar P.
icarus solely on the basis of the existence or not of these
spots are questioned.
J.: A new species of Thyridanthrax from Morocco (Diptera: Bombyliidae).
A new Bombyliid species is described from Morocco: Thyridanthrax
maroccanus n. sp., based on 17 males and
12 females collected in the Ouarzazate region (S. E. Morocco)
in March–April in 2007 and 2009. The new species seems
to be related to Thyridanthrax loustaui Andreu, 1961,
Murcia (S. Spain).
Troukens, W.: Bladhaantjes aan de westrand van Brussel
(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), deel 1: Criocerinae, Cryptocephalinae
Sinds 1970 werden 64 soorten Chrysomelidae waargenomen aan de
westrand van Brussel. De ontdekking van deze soorten wordt kort
besproken, alsook hun voedselplanten en enkele bijzonderheden.
Anastassiu, H. T.: First record of Clossiana selene
in Greece (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
A restricted colony of Clossiana selene ([Denis &
Schiffermüller], 1775) is reported for the first time from
Greece. The species appeared to be locally common in mid-July
2011, however its known distribution so far is extremely limited,
encompassing only a small marshland area surrounded by coniferous
forest in the West Rhodópi mountain range, NE Greece,
very close to the Bulgarian border. The small size of its habitat,
which is of unusual nature in Greece, in conjunction with the
general rarity of this butterfly in SE Europe, call for immediate
environmental protection by the authorities.
Franeta, F., Kogovšek, N. & Verovnik, R.: On
the presence of Pontia chloridice (Lepidoptera: Pieridae)
in the Republic of Macedonia.
The Small Bath White, Pontia chloridice (Hübner,
1813), is a rare species in the Balkan Peninsula and has been
known only by two reliable historical records from the Republic
of Macedonia. Its presence was therefore considered a result
of rare long distance migrations to the country. In the last
three years the species was observed on several occasions in
the wide alluviums of the tributaries of the Vardar River in
the south-eastern part of the country. The larval host plant
Cleome ornithopodioides and larvae of P. chloridice
were also discovered indicating that the species is a resident
in this region. Although the suitable habitats are limited,
there is currently no immediate threat to the species.
40 nummer 1b
Baugnée, J.-Y. & van As, B.: Stigmella
magdalenae (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae), new to the Belgian
Stigmella magdalenae (Klimesch, 1950) is mentioned
here for the first time from Belgium. On 23 August 2009, several
leaf mines were found on Sorbus aucuparia L. at Arlon
(province of Luxembourg), in the military camp Lagland, leg.
J.-Y. Baugnée. On 28 August 2010, five mines were found
on Sorbus aucuparia in a second Walloon locality, at
Bévercé (province of Liège), in the valley
Trôs Marets, leg. B. van As. Information on the biology
and the distribution of this species are presented.
J. G.: Paysandisia archon, new to Páros Island,
Greece (Lepidoptera: Castniidae).
The S American Castniid moth Paysandisia archon (Burmeister,
1800), which was accidentally introduced to several S European
localities, is now also being recorded for the first time from
the Greek island of Páros. This record is the first ever
published for Greece as a whole by a lepidopterological journal,
all past Greek records having been either in the form of announcements
in the local press, or having been included in a doctorate thesis.
Groenen, F.: Isophrictis anthemidella (Lepidoptera:
Gelechiidae) nieuw voor de Belgische fauna.
Op 19 juni 2011 werden enkele exemplaren van Isophrictis
anthemidella (Wocke, 1871) verzameld in de omgeving van
Lommel (prov. Limburg). De soort wordt hier voor het eerst voor
de Belgische fauna vermeld. De biologie en verspreiding worden
Ghahari, H. & Jussila, R.: A contribution to the
knowledge of the Ichneumon wasps (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)
from Guilan Province, Northern Iran.
In a total of 28 ichneumonid species from 22 genera and 6 subfamilies
(Cremastinae, Cryptinae, Ichneumoninae, Pimplinae, Rhyssinae
and Tryphoninae) were collected from Guilan province, northern
Iran. Of these, one species Schizopyga podagrica Gravenhorst
is new record for Iran.
Wullaert, S.: Nemapogon wolffiella (Lepidoptera:
Tineidae), new species for the Belgian fauna.
On 29 May 2010 a specimen of Nemapogon wolffiella Karsholt
& Nielsen, 1976 was caught at Ploegsteert (Belgium, Prov.
of Hainaut). The identification was confirmed by dissection
of the genitalia. This is the first record of this species for
the Belgian fauna. Details on its biology and distribution are
De Prins, W. & Jansen, L.: Lampronia rupella,
a species new to the Belgian fauna (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae).
A small series of Lampronia rupella ([Denis & Schiffermüller],
1775) was caught at Malempré (prov. of Luxembourg) on
29 May 1990, leg. W. Hogenes and deposited in the collection
of the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam (now at Naturalis, Leiden).
On 5 June 2011, a specimen was photographed by the second author
at Ovifat (prov. of Liège). This species is mentioned
here for the first time from Belgium and information on its
distribution in Europe and biology is presented.
Popovic, M. & Milenkovic, M.: First record of Anthocharis
gruneri for Serbia (Lepidoptera: Pieridae).
The information about the observation of Anthocharis gruneri
Herrich-Schäffer, 1851, a new species for the fauna
of Serbia, is given and its distribution in the Balkan Peninsula
is summarized. Some ecological preferences, the threat status
and behaviour of the species are discussed.
Coutsis, J. G.: A comparison between the female genitalia
of Gegenes pumilio and those of G. nostrodamus
The female genitalia of Gegenes pumilio (Hoffmansegg,
1804) and G. nostrodamus (Fabricius, 1793) are figured
and described, providing information for the safe identification
of the females of these two closely allied and often misidentified
40 nummer 2 (1
juni 2012) (Mededelingen
W.: Een expansieve uilvlinder in de Benelux: het zwart weeskind,
Mormo maura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).
Tot aan de eeuwwisseling was het zwart weeskind, Mormo maura
L. in de Benelux vooral bekend uit Hoog-België en uit de
Nederlandse provincie Limburg. Sinds 2004 heeft de soort zich
echter naar andere delen van dit territorium uitgebreid, vooral
naar Vlaanderen en Zeeland.
S.: Triaxomera fulvimitrella (Lepidoptera: Tineidae)
rediscovered in Belgium after almost 70 years of absence.
Hitherto only one specimen of Triaxomera fulvimitrella
(Sodoffsky, 1830) was known from Belgium. On 05 June 2010, during
a moth inventory in the Wijnendaele Forest at Torhout (Belgium,
West Flanders), 12 specimens of this species were counted, 8
during the day on tree trunks and 4 during the night on light.
The species lives on fungi and dead wood and apparently establishes
a strong population in this forest.
W. : Bladhaantjes aan de westrand van Brussel (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
deel 2: Galerucinae, Alticinae, Hispinae, Cassidinae.
Sinds 1970 werden 64 soorten Chrysomelidae waargenomen aan de
westrand van Brussel. De ontdekking van deze soorten worden
kort besproken, alsook hun voedselplanten en enkele bijzonderheden.
J. G.: Re-examination of the female genitalia of N American
Icaricia lupini and I. acmon and description
of those of the closely allied I. neurona and I.
shasta (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae, Polyommatiti).
The female genitalia of Icaricia lupini and I.
acmon are re-figured and re-described, in order to give
a more detailed account of their differences than that provided
by Scott (1986). The female genitalia of the other two members
of the group, i.e. I. neurona and I. shasta,
are, to the best of my knowledge, being figured for the first
time, and are shown here in order to provide a better understanding
of the genitalic interrelationship between all four species
of the group.
A. Yu., Ilyina, E. V. & Poltavsky, A. N.: Records of some
rare noctuid moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Daghestan republic
(Russia) in 2009.
Twelve rare Noctuidae moth species, which inhabit the territory
of Daghestan Republic of Russia, were caught during the field-season
2009: Abrostola clarissa (Staudinger, 1900), Haemerosia
vassilininei A. Bang-Haas, 1912, Cucullia spectabilisoides
Poole, 1989, Luperina rjabovi Kljutschko, 1967,
Cardepia helix (Boursin, 1962), Dichagyris eremicola
(Standfuss, 1888), Dichagyris flavina (Herrich-Schäffer,
1852), Euxoa deserta (Staudinger, 1870), Agrotis
spinifera (Hübner, ), Xestia cohaesa
(Herrich-Schäffer, 1849); including two new species for
the Northern Caucasus and Russia: Cardepia hartigi
Parenzan, 1981 and Dichagyris celebrata (Alpheraky,
40 nummer 3 (1
september 2012) (Mededelingen
W. : Een tropische verstekeling uit Mallorca: de palmmot Paysandisia
archon (Lepidoptera: Castniidae).
Een wijfe van Paysandisia archon (Burmeister, 1880) werd op
10 septmber 2011 aangetroffen te Hamme (Oost-Vlaanderen). Er
wordt verondersteld dat dit dier ingevoerd werd met palmbomen
S. : Phyllonorycter issikii (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae),
new to the Belgian fauna.
On 29 October 2011, some leaf mines of Phyllonorycter issikii
(Kumata, 1963) were found on Tilia cordata at
Zutendaal (province of Limburg). This is the first record of
this species for the Belgian fauna. Some data on the distribution
and the biology are presented.
S. & Mølgaard, M. S.: Butterflies and Skippers in
the Dodecanese Islands (Greece): new data and an update on their
distribution (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea & Papilionoidea).
The Dodecanese, the most southerly group of Greek islands in
the Aegean Sea, cover a large geographical area and are situated
near the mainland of Turkey. The distribution of butterflies
on the 12 main islands of the archipelago has been previously
studied but considerable gaps in territorial and temporal coverage
remain. Many species of butterflies and skippers have a distribution
that shows low population densities and various species could
easily have been overlooked in the past. In 2011 both authors
obtained new data regarding the distribution of different butterfly
species and gathered unpublished observations from colleagues.
Doubtful and/or data-deficient records are analysed. An updated
overview of the Dodecanese butterfly distribution with comparison
to the literature is provided.
40 – nummer 4 (1
B.: Recent finds of notable Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) for
the province of Limburg
Phegea 40(4): 82–85.
The fauna of Curculionoidea in the province of Limburg is, like
in the other Flemish provinces, still insufficiently known.
In this paper, 17 new species for Limburg are discussed, of
which 4 species are first records for Flanders, one is a confirmation
and three species are rediscovered for the Belgian fauna.
L. & Dinca, V.: Leucania punctosa (Lepidoptera:
Noctuidae), a new species in the Romanian fauna
Phegea 40(4): 87–91.
Leucania punctosa (Treitschke, 1825) is recorded for
the first time in Romania based on material collected in the
steppes of northern Dobrogea (south-eastern Romania), where
ca. 300 specimens were attracted to light traps. Adults of both
sexes, as well as male and female genitalia, are illustrated.
The faunistical importance of the steppe areas from northern
Dobrogea is briefly discussed.
S.: Stigmella sorbi (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae), new
to the Belgian fauna
Phegea 40(4): 92–94
On 27 May 2011 2 tenanted mines of Stigmella sorbi
(Stainton, 1851) were found on Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)
at Bagimont (near Bohan, Namur). On 30 May another 3 tenanted
mines were found at Orchimont. It is the first record of this
species for the Belgian fauna. During a later excursion at Forges
(province of Hainaut), about 10 vacated mines were found. On
23 June 2012, some tenanted mines on Sorbus aucuparia were
found at Weywertz and at Rocherath (province of Liège).
Prins, W. & Steeman, C.: Interessante waarnemingen van Lepidoptera
in België in 2011 (Lepidoptera)
Phegea 40(4): 95–100
Enkele nieuwe provinciegegevens en andere interessante waarnemingen
van Lepidoptera in 2011 worden gemeld. Enkele oudere gegevens
worden eveneens vermeld. De hele lijst is alfabetisch gerangschikt.
De gebruikte nomenclatuur is in overeenstemming met Fauna Europaea