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Microlepidoptera in The Netherlands in 2007-2010.

Abstract

In this 19th 'annual' report, dealing with four years, we record eleven species new for the Netherlands: Infurcitinea teriolella (Tineidae), Bucculatrix ulmifoliae (Bucculatricidae), Caloptilia fidella, Phyllonorycter issikii (Gracillariidae), Coleophora motacillella (Coleophoridae), Cochylis molliculana, Cnephasia sedana, Clepsis dumicolana, Lobesia botrana, Pseudococcyx tessulatana (Tortricidae) and Evergestis aenealis (Crambidae). We also refer to three species recorded as new elsewhere: Caloptilia hemidactylella (Gracillariidae), Cydalima perspectalis (Crambidae), and Bucculatrix ainsliella (Bucculatricidae). We further give the first field record of Tuta absoluta. Other remarkable records are those of the rare Tinea pallescentella, Phyllonorycter mespilella in the province of Zeeland, Zelleria hepariella outside the southern part of the province of Limburg, and the very rare species Depressaria depressana and Schiffermuelleria schaefferella in The Netherlands. Species believed to be extinct, Mompha langiella and Syncopacma captivella, were rediscovered. Further we report the expansion of Aethes flagellana, Acrobasis glaucella, Apotomis infida, Ectoedemia quinquella and Mompha jurassicella. After 30 years of annual reviews, we evaluate these papers, with a total of 128 newly recorded species. Compared to other countries where such reviews are regularly published, the Dutch score is just lower than the number recorded during the same period in Denmark, but more than in the British Isles or Sweden. These differences are explained by the differences in total surface area of the countries: the smaller the country, the higher the probability that new species are recorded. An alternative explanation is the more isolated, eccentric position of Britain and Sweden in relation to Europe. This paper is the last review published in this form.