New and interesting Portuguese Lepidoptera records from 2018 (Insecta: Lepidoptera)

Novos e interessantes registos portugueses de Lepidoptera em 2018 (Insecta: Lepidoptera)

Nuevas e interesantes citas portuguesas de Lepidoptera en 2018 (Insecta: Lepidoptera)

M. F. V. Corley
Pucketty Farm Cottage, Reino Unido
Universidade do Porto, Portugal
J. Nunes
Independent researcher, Portugal
J. Rosete
Independent researcher, Portugal
S. Ferreira
Universidade do Porto, Portugal

New and interesting Portuguese Lepidoptera records from 2018 (Insecta: Lepidoptera)

SHILAP Revista de Lepidopterología, vol. 47, no. 188, pp. 611-630, 2019

Sociedad Hispano-Luso-Americana de Lepidopterología

Received: 05 May 2019

Accepted: 14 October 2019

Published: 30 December 2019



Funding source: European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme

Contract number: 668981


Funding source: PORBIOTA - Portuguese E-Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity

Contract number: POCI-01-0145-FEDER- 022127

Funding statement: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 668981 and the project PORBIOTA - Portuguese E-Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity (POCI-01-0145-FEDER- 022127), supported by Operational Thematic Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization (POCI), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, through the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER)

Abstract: 14 species are added to the Portuguese Lepidoptera fauna and three species deleted, mainly as a result of fieldwork undertaken by the authors and others in 2018. In addition, second and third records for the country, new province records and new food-plant data for a number of species are included. A summary of recent papers affecting the Portuguese fauna is included.

Keywords: Insecta, Lepidoptera, distribution, Portugal.

Resumo: Como resultado do trabalho de campo desenvolvido pelos autores e outros, principalmente no ano de 2018, são adicionadas 14 espécies de Lepidoptera à fauna de Portugal e três são retiradas. Adicionalmente, são apresentados segundos e terceiros registos de espécies previamente conhecidas, bem como novas plantas alimentícias para algumas espécies. É apresentado um sumário dos mais recentes trabalhos relevantes para a fauna portuguesa.

Palavras-chave: Insecta, Lepidoptera, distribuição, Portugal.

Resumen: Con el trabajo de campo efectuado por los autores y otros, principalmente durante el año de 2018, se añaden 14 especies de Lepidoptera a la fauna de Portugal y se eliminan tres especies. Adicionalmente, se muestran segundos y terceros registros de especies ya conocidas, así como nuevas plantas nutricias de algunas otras especies. Finalmente, se presenta un resumen de los trabajos más recientes que son relevantes para la fauna portuguesa.

Palabras clave: Insecta, Lepidoptera, distribución, Portugal.


This paper is the thirteenth in the series of annual summaries of new knowledge of Portuguese Lepidoptera. It gives records of species of Lepidoptera added to the Portuguese fauna in 2018, together with new province records not included in the checklist (CORLEY, 2015). Additional data includes new data on larval food-plants within the country and second and third records of species for the country, which are only indicated when they are not in new provinces. Papers published in 2018 and part of 2019 that relate to the Portuguese Lepidoptera fauna are listed and briefly summarised. Finally an Appendix lists the new species for Portugal separately, with numbers indicating their position in the checklist; new genera for Portugal have author and year of publication given.

14 species new for Portugal are listed below, of which 2 are new for the Iberian Peninsula. Three species are removed from the Portuguese list. A few of the new species listed here have been previously listed for Portugal, but the records were rejected in CORLEY (2015), as being erroneous or unsubstantiated.

In CORLEY et al. (2018) the number of Lepidoptera species recognised from Portugal was 2689. With the current paper and other papers mentioned herein, this total has risen to 2709.

Material and Methods

Most species were captured at light in traps of various kinds, or over or beside a white sheet. For specimens not taken at light, the means of capture is given. Specimens are retained in the collections of the original recorders, unless otherwise stated. However, a few records are based only on photographic evidence.

The order and nomenclature of families and species has been revised in accordance with the new Portuguese list (CORLEY, 2015). The nomenclature of plant names follows the EURO+MED PLANT- BASE where possible.

The entry for species new for Portugal concludes with a summary of the known European distribution, and available information on the larval food-plant, given in square brackets if the information comes from outside Portugal.

Localities with UTM squares and altitude: (District in brackets)