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Abstract

Notes on Olepa schleini (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) in Israel, with records of new host plants.

Abstract

We hypothesize that Olepa schleini is not a native species in Israel but may be an alien one, as it is not associated with any native plant. Six new non-native host plants are recorded for O. schleini and a list of the Lepidoptera species associated with Ricinus communis in Israel is presented.