CONTRIBUTI ALLA CONOSCENZA DELLA LEPIDOTTEROFAUNA DELL'ITALIA MERIDIONALE IV. Heterocera (Bombyces et Sphinges) di Puglia e Lucania

Paolo Parenzan

Abstract


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF LEPIDOPTERA IN SOURTHERN ITALY

IV. Heterocera (Bombyces ET Sphinges) OF APULIA AND LUCANIA

By this first work on the Heterocera the author gives some results of researches on the Lepidopterofauna, carried out in Apulia and Lucania during 1967-77.

In the first part are described the main localities explored, except the ones already dealt with in a former paper on the Rhopalocera.

In the second part the collected species are listed with some data upon geonemy, frequency and, in the case of agricultural and foresta! interesting species, with regard to the damages they have clone. There are also listed the species mentioned by other authors for Apulia and Lucania, and not collected during the present researches. The species l i s t follows FoRSTER & WoHLFARTH's terminology , w i t h some necessary revisions and the addition of species since now uncollected in Centrai Europe.

182 species are listed (45,8% of the species known as living in Continental ltaly).

Eilema rungsi Toulg. is reported for the first time in Europe; Orgyia ericae Germ., Notodonta tiefi Bartel and Hypopta thrips Hb. as new in Italy; Penestoglossa dardoinella Mill. are mentioned for the first time in Continental Italy; Eilema depressa Esp. and Celama subchlamydula Stgr. are mentioned for the first time in Centrai and Southern Italy .

Also in Southern Italy are mentioned for the first time: Nola cucullatella L.,

Ocneria prolai Htg., Nudaria mundana L., Apaidia rufeola Rbr., Eilema unita Schifi., Eilema lurideola Zinck., Chelis maculosa Germ., Rhyparia purpurata L., Hyphoraia testu- dinaria Fourc., Pelosia muscerda Hfn., Pelosia obtusa H.-S., Sphinx ligustri L., Hemaris t i t y u s L., Malacosoma castrensis L., Malacosoma franconica Esp., T richiura crataegi L., Macrothylacia rubi L., Acanthopsyche atra L., Amictoides sera Wisk., Phalacropteryx api- formis Rossi, Fumea crassiorelia Brd., Pryropteron chrysidiformis Esp., Hypopta caestrum Hb., Phragmatecia castaneae Hb.

Most of the other species here reported are not yet mentioned in Apulia or Lucania.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15162/0425-1016/514

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