Recent lepidopteran records from sub-Antarctic South Georgia
Convey, Peter. 2005 Recent lepidopteran records from sub-Antarctic South Georgia. Polar Biology, 28 (2). 108-110. 10.1007/s00300-004-0681-6Full text not available from this repository.
No Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) are known to be residents of South Georgia. This paper presents new records of three lepidopterans on the island. Two, Agrotis ipsilon (Noctuidae) and Plutella xylostella (Yponomeutidae), are well-known migrants. The third, Plodia interpunctella (Pyralidae), is closely associated with human habitation. In the context of regional trends of climate warming P. xylostella may already possess the ecophysiological capacity to permit establishment on South Georgia.
|Programmes:||BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Life at the Edge - Stresses and Thresholds|
|Additional Keywords:||Moths, Distribution, Climate warming|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Zoology|
|Date made live:||19 Dec 2007 14:57|
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