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TO KNOWLEDGE OF THE LEPIDOPTERA FAUNA OF THE BALKAN PENINSULA
National Museum of Natural History, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.1, 1000 Sofia,
One genus and six species: Eupithecia breviculata (Donzel, 1837),
(Hufnagel, 1766), Conisania renati meszarosi Varga & Ronkay, 1991,
(Boisduval, 1840), Albocosta musiva (Hübner, ) and Narraga tessularia
1845) are reported for the first time for Serbia (SRB). Two genera and
Dyscia raunaria (Freyer, 1851), Dryobota labecula (Esper, ) and Dichonioxa
tenebrosa (Esper, ) are reported for the first time for Republic
of Macedonia (MC).
One subfamily, one genus and three species: Charissa pentheri (Rebel, 1904),
pudorina (Staudinger, 1889) and Acosmetia caliginosa (Hübner, )
are new for
Bulgaria (BG). Two genera and four species: Gnophos dumetata Treitschke,
Epimecia ustula (Freyer, ), Orectis proboscidata (Herrich-Schäffer,
Nyctobrya amasina (Draudt, 1931) are reported for the first time for the
Montenegro (MN). Metachrostis velocior (Staudinger, 1892) is new for Albania
Shargacucullia gozmanyi G. Ronkay & L. Ronkay, 1994 is new for Greece
other species are confirmed for these countries. Some rare species, known
a few localities in the explored countries are reported and illustrated
here as well.
ECTOPARASITES FROM SMALL MAMMALS IN MID WALES
R. J. C. PAGE
11, White Cottage Close. Farnham Surrey GU9 0NL
1200 small mammals, caught in breakback traps, were examined for
ectoparasites for four years during a period of approximately five weeks
and August. The host occupancy or prevalence of some fleas differed depending
the locality of their host. Peromyscopsylla spectabilis (Rothschild,1898)
on Microtus agrestis in all four localities sampled but prevalence was
higher in an area of moorland with impeded drainage. Most fleas on M.
P. spectabilis with the number of the more widely distributed flea Megabothris
(Megabothris) walkeri (Rothschild,1902) being slightly less. Radinopsylla
(Actenopthalmus) pentacantha Fox,1925 and Megabothris (Gebiella) turbidus
(Rothschild,1909) were rarely found on voles. Doratopsylla dasycnema
(Rothschild, 1897) was largely confined to Sorex araneus caught in hedgerows
small area of farmland. Ixodes (Exopalpiger) trianguliceps was the only
All instars were found on Myodes glareolus, M. agrestis and Apodemus
Adult females were not found on Sorex araneus but shrews carried greater
of nymphs and larvae than voles or mice.
TO THE BRITISH ISLES IN 2013
SEAN P. CLANCY
‘'Pluto’, Dungeness Road, Dungeness, Romney Marsh, Kent.
TN29 9NF. E-mail: email@example.com
accepted records of immigrant Lepidoptera occurring in the British
the year 2013 are listed and discussed. For less frequently encountered
information is given in Annex 1, presented in vice-county order, the
then listed alphabetically for each VC. For the more regular/frequent
recorded during the season, annual summaries and a selection of the more
records are presented in Annex 2.
LINEATELLA ZELLER, 1839 AND ANARSIA INNOXIELLA GREGERSEN & KARSHOLT,
2017 (LEP. GELECHIIDAE) IN THE BRITISH ISLES
Gelechiid Recording Scheme, Preston, Lancashire PR4 0AH
The occurrence of Anarsia innoxiella Gregersen & Karsholt, 2017 in
the British Isles is
HIPPOPHAELLA (SCHRANK, 1802) (LEP.: GELECHIIDAE): CONSIDERATION OF THE
PERIOD AND POSSIBLE AFFILIATION TO NATIVE PLANTS OF
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES L. IN ENGLAND
S. D. BEAVAN, ² R. J. HECKFORD, AND ³ S. M. PALMER
¹ The Hayes, Zeal Monachorum, Devon EX17 6DF
² Department of Life Sciences, Division of Insects, Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
(Correspondence address: 67 Newnham Road, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon PL7
³ Roselyn, 137 Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 0AH
The larval period of Gelechia hippophaella (Schrank, 1802) is discussed.
preference, in England, of native plants of Sea-buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides
considered. The larva is described afresh and is illustrated, together
with its foodplant
TRICHOSTEGIA MINOR (CURTIS, 1834) (TRICHOPTERA: PHRYGANEIDAE) CONFIRMED
AS AN IRISH SPECIES
1 JAMES P. O’CONNOR AND 2 CATHAL MCNAUGHTON
1 Emeritus Entomologist, National Museum of Ireland – Natural History.
Merrion Street, Dublin
2, Republic of Ireland.
2 5 Middlepark Crescent, Cushendall, Co. Antrim BT44 05D, Northern Ireland.
Three adults of Trichostegia minor (Curtis, 1834) were light-trapped
in Ireland in 2016,
confirming the presence of the species. There was a previously unconfirmed
record from the island.
CARPET ALCIS JUBATA (THUNBERG, 1788) (LEP.: GEOMETRIDAE): ITS CAPTIVE
EGG TO ADULT MOTH
NIGEL G. J. RICHARDS
Logie House, Logie Easter, Kildary, Ross-shire IV18 0NZ
An account of the successful captive rearing of Dotted Carpet Alcis jubata
1788), Geometridae, is given. The eggs, larvae (pre- and post-hibernation)
and male and
female pupae are illustrated in colour.