Zygaenidae on stamps (Insecta: Lepidoptera)





Insecta, Lepidoptera, Zygaenidae, Zygaeninae, Chalcosiinae, Procridinae, stamps, determinations, misidentifications.


An overview of the representatives of the family Zygaenidae on stamps is provided. Determinations and erroneous identifications are discussed.


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Efetov, K. A. (2001). An annotated check-list of Forester moths (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae, Procridinae). Entomologist’s Gazette, 52(3), 153-162.

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Efetov, K. A. (1997). Three new species of the genus Illiberis Walker, 1854, from Taiwan and Vietnam (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae, Procridinae). Entomologist’s Gazette, 48(4), 231-244.

Efetov, K. A. (1998). A revision of the genus Goe Hampson, [1893] (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae, Procridinae), with descriptions of two new species. Entomologist’s Gazette, 49(1), 49-62.

Efetov, K. A., & Hayashi, E. (2008). On the chaetotaxy of the first instar larva of Artona martini Efetov, 1997 (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae, Procridinae, Artonini). Entomologist’s Gazette, 59(2), 101-104.

Efetov, K. A., Hofmann, A., Tarmann, G. M., & Tremewan, W. G. (2014). Taxonomic comments on the treatment of the Zygaenidae (Lepidoptera) in volume 3 of Moths of Europe, Zygaenids, Pyralids 1 and Brachodids (2012). Nota lepidopterologica, 37(2), 123-133. https://doi.org/10.3897/nl.37.7940 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/nl.37.7940

Efetov, K. A., Kucherenko, E. E., Parshkova, E. V., & Tarmann, G. M. (2016). 2-butyl 2-dodecenoate, a new sex attractant for Jordanita (Tremewania) notata (Zeller, 1847) and some other Procridinae species (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae). SHILAP Revista de lepidopterología, 44(175), 519-527.

Efetov, K. A., & Tarmann, G. M. (2008). Van Schrieck’s burnet moth - an image of a Zygaena species (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae) a century before Linnaeus. Entomologist’s Gazette, 59(1), 62-64.

Efetov, K. A., & Tarmann, G. M. (2013). Chrysartona (Chrystarmanna) mineti sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae, Procridinae) from northern Vietnam. Entomologist’s Gazette, 64(3), 197-206.

Efetov, K. A., & Tarmann, G. M. (2014). A new European species, Adscita dujardini sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae, Procridinae) confirmed by DNA analysis. Entomologist’s Gazette, 65(3), 179-200.

Efetov, K. A., & Tarmann, G. M. (2016). Pseudophacusa multidentata Efetov & Tarmann, a new genus and species of Procridini from Myanmar, China and Laos (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae, Procridinae). SHILAP Revista de lepidopterología, 44(173), 81-89.

Efetov, K. A., & Tarmann, G. M. (2017). The hypothetical ground plan of the Zygaenidae, with a review of the possible autapomorphies of the Procridinae and the description of the Inouelinae subfam. nov. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 71(1), 20-49. https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.v71i1.a5 DOI: https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.v71i1.a5

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Hofmann, A. F., & Tremewan, W. G. (2017). The Natural History of Burnet Moths (Zygaena FABRICIUS, 1775) (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae), Part 1. Proceedings of the Museum WITT Munich, 6(2), 1-631. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/alpento.1.22129

Nazari, V. (2021). Taxonomy at Face Value: An assessment of entomological postage stamps as effective teaching aids for science educators. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 7, e68056 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.7.e68056

Nazari, V., Tarmann, G. M., & Efetov K. A. (2019). Phylogenetic position of the ‘extinct’ Fijian coconut moth, Levuana iridescens (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae). PLOS ONE, 14(12), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225590 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225590

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How to Cite

Nazari, V., & Efetov, K. A. (2023). Zygaenidae on stamps (Insecta: Lepidoptera). SHILAP Revista De lepidopterología, 51(202), 327–337. https://doi.org/10.57065/shilap.465