Nova Supplementa Entomologica

The series “Nova Supplementa Entomologica” (ISSN 0948-6038) was founded in 1985 by Deutsches Entomologisches Institut. It is published in one volume per year by Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut and printed by the publishing house Verlag Goecke & Evers, Keltern.

The series publishes original contributions concerning material of the Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut (type catalogues, inventory of the archive, catalogue of library, special bibliographies) and other monographic items.

Before being accepted, all papers are refereed both by members of the editorial board (subject editors) and co-opted specialist referees (peer review).

All published papers with abstracts, treated taxa, and information about the authors are available in an online database.

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Volume 24 (2014)

Summary

The development of the Macrolepidoptera fauna of the diluvial landscapes around Eberswalde continued to be recorded up to 2013. Since the editorial deadline for the second supplement in 2008, seven additional species have been discovered. 19 species which had been recorded as having disappeared were found again. Amongst these, the rediscoveries of Cupido argiades after about 90 years and of Phragmatobia luctifera after about 60 years are particularly remarkable. Four species have not been observed in the area for more than 15 years and are considered to have disappeared. After 54 years of observations, the information on the phenology of all species has been revised and brought up to date. About three quarters (72 %) of the currently recorded species exhibited changes in phenology and voltinism (earlier phenology in 62 % and/or later phenology in 35 %; development of additional generations that had previously not been recorded, or only exceptionally, in 8 %). Most affected by phenological earliness are the species overwintering as larvae. To clarify these changes, local meteorological data supplied by the German Weather Service (DWD) were used to investigate relationships with weather conditions (temperature, precipitation). Weather extremes with above average temperatures in the first half of the year, particularly in April, and below average precipitation (or drought) in April are indicated to be the primary causes of the alterations. Such extremes were occasionally also observed in the past. Their increased frequency in recent times is a result of climate change. Some unanswered questions are highlighted.

Keywords

Lepidoptera: Arctiidae, Cossidae, Drepanidae, Endromidae, Geometridae, Hepialidae, Hesperiidae, Lasiocampidae, Lemoniidae, Limacodidae, Lycaenidae, Lymantriidae, Noctuidae, Nolidae, Notodontidae, Nymphalidae, Pantheidae, Papilionidae, Pieridae, Psychidae, Rhiodinidae, Saturniidae, Sesiidae, Sphingidae, Zygaenidae; distribution; phenology; voltinism; climate change