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Abstract

Records of microlepidoptera from Denmark in 2018 (Lepidoptera).

Abstract

This article reports and comments on interesting Danish Microlepidoptera collected in 2018 and includes remarkable records from previous years. The classification and nomenclature follow the Danish checklist (Karsholt & Stadel Nielsen, 2013). Seven species are reported as new to the Danish fauna: (1) Micrurapteryx kollariella (Zeller, 1839) and (2) Caloptilia honoratella (Rebel, 1914) (Gracillariidae); (3) Dichomeris latipennella (Rebel, 1937) and (4) Scrobipalpa bryophiloides Povolný, 1966 (Gelechiidae); (5) Aethes bilbaensis (Rössler, 1877) (Tortricidae); (6) Hodebertia testalis (Fabricius, 1794) and (7) Cynaeda pustulalis (Hübner, 1823) (Crambidae). All were collected in one or two specimens with automatic light traps, apart from S. bryophiloides which was taken at light and H. testalis which was collected on sugar ropes. Stenoptilia veronicae Karvonen, 1932 replaces Stenoptilia eborinodactyla Zagulajev, 1986 in the Danish list. The introduced species Prays oleae (Bernard, 1788) is removed from the list as the only specimen recorded from Denmark belongs to Prays citri (Millière, 1873). The total number of Danish Gracillariidae is now 91, Gelechiidae 182, Tortricidae 395, and Crambidae 128. This results in a total of 1629 species of Microlepidoptera (families Micropterigidae-Zygaenidae + Pyralidae-Crambidae) found in Denmark. The total number of Macrolepidoptera species recorded from Denmark is 978, bringing the number of Danish Lepidoptera to a total of 2607 species. This is the 40th article in the series of yearly lists of Microlepidoptera from Denmark published in Entomologiske Meddelelser.