Lepidoptera - classification blues

Lost in a world of taxonomic updates today. There were major papers in December 2011, one revising the whole higher (family level & above) taxonomy of Lepidoptera, and one revising Erebidae - the largest moth family. Have spent some time putting in family corrections, adding subfamilies and tribes for Notodontidae and Nolidae. A long way to go, though.

van Nieukirken et al., 2011. Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In:Zhang, Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal Biodiversity: an outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa 3148: 212-221.

Zahiri et al., 2011. Molecular phylogenetics of Erebidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea). Systematic Entomology doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2011.00607.x

Posted on January 07, 2012 08:26 AM by hkmoths hkmoths


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