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Adelidae (Lepidoptera) : Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Biologie und Bestimmungshilfe für die europäischen Arten

Auteur : Bryner (Rudolf)

Année de publication : 2020
Publication : Contributions to Natural History : Scientific Papers from the Natural History Museum Bern
Volume : 38
Pagination : 1-475

Résumé :

Adelidae (Lepidoptera) - Contribution to the knowledge of biology and key to the European species. - This book on European Adelidae (Longhorn Moths) with a focus on Switzerland is the result of nine years of fieldwork, literature research and data collecting in museums and private collections. The main issue of this work is to document the development from egg or larva to imago of all Central European species. The methods used in this book are described and the families most closely related to the Adelidae are presented. General aspects of developmental stages are given in detail by means of tables, colour plates and photographs. Community ecological aspects are treated in brief. In the special part of the book all 55 species of Adelidae presently recorded from Europe are illustrated with photographs of preserved specimens and of male genitalia. For each species, the relevant characters are described, and distribution data aswell as a literature review are given. In addition, habitat preferences, phenology and conservation issues are presented for more than 30 species, and their developmental stages are described in detail. For some species, biological data are presented here for the first time. Nematopogon caliginella Varenne & Nel, 2018 is treated as a junior synonym of N. pilella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) (syn. nov.). Differential diagnoses, colour plates of the imagines and figures of genitalia are provided to aid in the identification of all European Adelidae. The book contains 475 pages, around 1500 colour photographs, 13 colour plates illustrating larval silk cases, cremasters of pupae, imagos, and genitalia, 146 line drawings of larvae, pupae and male and female genitalia, four tables and 28 distribution maps of the species recorded in Switzerland.