A high-Arctic population of Pyla fusca (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) on Svalbard?

Coulson, S.J.; Hodkinson, I.D.; Webb, N.R.; Convey, P. ORCID: 2003 A high-Arctic population of Pyla fusca (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) on Svalbard? Polar Biology, 26 (4). 283-285.

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Over 300 species of insect (including Collembola) are recorded from Svalbard. These include 11 species of Lepidoptera, the majority of which are occasional summer immigrants (Coulson and Refseth 2003). Those for which locality data are available are summarised in Table 1. It has been suggested that Apamea maillardi (Geyer, 1834) [=zeta (Duponchel, 1854) (Mikkola and Goater 1988)] and Plutella xylostella (L., 1758) may be resident (Kaisila 1973) but no overwintering stages have yet been found. Here we report large numbers of the pyralid moth, Pyla fusca Haworth, 1811, in late July 2002 on Ossiansarsfjellet and suggest that a resident colony is established.

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Programmes: BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Life at the Edge - Stresses and Thresholds
ISSN: 0722-4060
NORA Subject Terms: Zoology
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 20 Feb 2012 13:52 +0 (UTC)

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