Kravchenko V.D.1, Witt Th.2, Speidel W.2, Mooser J.3, Junnila A.4, Müller G.C.4 2009. The Eariadinae and Chloephorinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea, Nolidae) of Israel: distribution, phenology and ecology // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.18. No.2: 117–121 [in English].

1 Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel (no longer valid).

2 Museum Witt, Tengstr. 33, D-80796 Munich, Germany.

3 Seilerbruecklstr. 23, D-85354 Freising, Germany.

4 Department of Parasitology, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, The Hebrew University — Hadassah-Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel.

Key words: Lepidoptera, Israel, Levant, Nolidae, Eariadinae, Chloephorinae, phenology, ecology, host-plants.

ABSTRACT: The distribution, flight period and abundance of six Israeli Eariadinae and eight Chloephorinae species (Noctuoidea, Nolidae) are summarized. Seven species are new records for Israel: Earias biplaga Walker, 1866, Earias cupreoviridis (Walker, 1862), Acryophora dentula (Lederer, 1870), Bryophilopsis roederi (Standfuss, 1892), Nycteola revayana (Scopoli, 1772), Nycteola columbana (Turner, 1925) and Nycteola asiatica (Krulikovsky, 1904). Three species, E. biplaga E. cupreoviridis and N. revayana, are recorded for the first time from the Levante. Only one species, Microxestis wutzdorffi (Pьngeler, 1907), collected some 80 years ago, was not found within the survey of the Israeli-German Lepidoptera Project. The distribution, abundance, phenology and ecology of the 14 species are summarized and discussed and for five species, new host plant records are given.

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