Noctuid Moths in North of Syria (Aleppo and Idleb Provinces) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

Mahmoud Ahmed Karrom, Zepure Hagop Eleyjian

Abstract


Forty-four Noctuid species in 31 genera belonging to seven subfamilies are recorded in North of Syria; eleven of these species are recorded for the first time. A total of 843 noctuids were collected by light traps from several natural and agricultural ecosystems from Aleppo and Idleb Provinces, from March 2012 until March 2013. The collected specimens were preserved at the University of Aleppo, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology. The aim of this study is to survey the Noctuidae of north Syria, and to prepare a species list that contributes to the study of insect diversity in Syria. A systematic list of Noctuidae in North of Syria is presented with scientific name, distribution, flight period, total number, number of generations, and images of each species.

Keywords


Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Moths, Taxonomy, Syria

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