First comprehensive faunistic list on the Lepidoptera species of Batman province (Southeastern Turkey)

Abstract : 

In this paper, Lepidoptera samples collected from Batman Province, south-east of Turkey, in 2014-2018, are evaluated faunistically. In total, detected 177 species are listed. The number of butterflies increased to 85, moths increased to 165 and total Lepidoptera species reached to 250, in the study area. Among them, 15 butterfly and 96 moth species are reported for the first time from Batman Province. Additionally, noteworthy adult and genitalia armature figures of Stueningia wolfi Hausmann, 1993 (Geometridae) and Valerietta boursini De Freina & Hacker, 1985 (Noctuidae), which are endemic, are provided.


Keyword : 

Fauna, Lepidoptera, moth, butterfly, Batman, Turkey


Author(s) : , E. Seven
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