Checklist of the superfamily Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) from Tamil Nadu, Western Ghats, India
Check List 13(6): 1101-1120, doi: 10.15560/13.6.1101
Checklist of the superfamily Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) from Tamil Nadu, Western Ghats, India
expand article infoKuppusamy Sivasankaran, Sekar Anand, Pratheesh Mathew, Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu
‡ Loyola College, Chennai, India
Open Access
Abstract
A checklist of the superfamily Noctuoidea (Erebidae, Noctuidae, Euteliidae, and Nolidae) from Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve and Kodaikanal Hills in Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu is presented. We collected noctuoid moths monthly from June 2010 to December 2014. We collected 9095 individuals (5242 males and 3853 females) belonging to 188 species, 106 genera, 5 subtribes, 25 tribes, 26 subfamilies and 4 families. The most species-rich families were Erebidae (106 species) and Noctuidae (51 species). The Erebinae was found to be the richest subfamily with 64 species. Additional sampling might reveal 2–3 times more species.
Keywords
Lepidoptera; Noctuoidea; light trapping; Western Ghats; fauna