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Apameini I

Auteurs : Zilli (Alberto), Varga (Zoltan), Ronkay (Gábor) et Ronkay (Laszlo)

Année de publication : 2009
Publication : A Taxonomic Atlas of the Eurasian and North African Noctuoidea. The Witt Catalogue
Volume : Volume 3
Pagination : 393 p.
ISBN : 978-963-88014-3-2

Résumé :

The third volume of the Catalogue contains the revision of the Apamea generic complex. The book includes altogether 16 genera, six of them are newly established (Genoveva, Hoenapamea, Mohapamea, Oriasapamea, Fahejbarna and Pluviapamea). The great majority of the species-rank taxa involved into the volume belong to the genus Apamea which is divided here into 7 subgenera six of which are also newly described here.The Apameini I volume contains 127 text pages with the latest taxonomic information, full synonymy and effective diagnoses of all known Palaearctic and Oriental taxa, with the descriptions of 29 new species and 8 new subspecies, and numerous taxonomic and nomenclatural changes. The volume is illustrated with 39 colour plates of high quality magnified photos displaying all taxa included and 18 colour plates showing the variation of each taxon in natural size. The genitalia of all species and subspecies are shown in 156 black and white plates. The whole book counts altogether 393 pages in A/4 size. The third item of the series could be very useful for both the taxonomists, libraries of scientific institutes and professional amateur collectors, as well as for those naturalists who are interested in the true biodiversity of both the Eurasian Fauna and the nocturnal lepidopterans.