Moths of Lebanon

 Attribution: Holger Uwe Schmitt (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

 

 

 

The species descriptions of day-flying moths, the Zygaenidae and Sphingidae, are now available.

 

 

 

ADELIDAE

 

Nemophora istrianella

 

PSYCHIDAE

 

COMMON BAGWORM Psyche casta

LEBANON BAGWORM Psyche libanotica

BLACK SWEEP Pachythelia villosella

Oiketicoides minuta

Oiketicoides taurica

 

TINEIDAE

 

Neurothaumasia ankerella

Morophaga choragella

 

ERIOCOTTIDAE

 

PALESTINE BAGWORM Deuterotinea palaestinensis

 

GRACILLARIIDAE

 

SPOTTED TENTIFORM LEAF-MINER Phyllonorycter blancardella

OAK LEAF MINER Phyllonorycter quercus

 

GLYPHIPTERIGIDAE

 

Brachodes appendiculata

Brachodes beryti

 

LECITHOCERIDAE

 

LONGHORNED MOTH Homaloxestis briantiella

 

OECOPHORIDAE

 

CONCEALER MOTH Pleurota sparella

Borkhausenia einsleri

 

ELACHISTIDAE

 

BORDERED ERMEL Ethmia bipunctella

LEBANON PALM MOTH Blastodacna libanotica

ROLLING CARROT FLAT-BODY Agonopterix rotundella

Agonopterix adspersella

Agonopterix palorella

Depressaria douglasella

Depressaria libanotidella

Depressaria marcella

 

STATHMOPODIDAE

 

Stathmopoda auriferella

 

SCYTHRIDIDAE

 

OBSCURE OWLET Scythris obscurella

Scythris limbella

Scythris mediella

 

COSMOPTERIGIDAE

 

Vulcaniella rosmarinella

Ramphis libanoticus

 

GELECHIIDAE

 

HOUSE GROUNDLING Bryotropha domestica

LESSER BUD MOTH Recurvaria nanella

TOMATO LEAFMINER Tuta absoluta

PEACH TWIG BORER Anarsia lineatella

Anarsia libanoticella

Harpagidia magnetella

Palumbina guerinii

 

ALUCITIDAE

 

Alucita cancellata

 

HELIOZELIDAE

 

Holocacista rivillei

 

MICROPTERIGIDAE

 

Micropterix jabalmoussae

 

PTEROPHORIDAE

 

MORNING-GLORY PLUME MOTH Emmelina monodactyla

BEAUTIFUL PLUME MOTH Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

ROSE PLUME MOTH Cnaemidophorus rhododactyla

 

CHOREUTIDAE

 

FIG-TREE SKELETONIZER MOTH Choreutis nemorana

 

TORTRICIDAE

 

STRAWBERRY TORTRIX Acleris comariana

GARDEN ROSE TORTRIX Acleris variegana

CARNATION TORTRIX Cacoecimorpha pronubana

PINE SHOOT MOTH Rhyacionia buoliana

POPLAR TWIG-BORER Gypsonoma aceriana

PLUM TORTRIX Hedya pruniana

MARBLED ORCHARD TORTRIX Hedya nubiferana

BRAMBLE SHOOT MOTH Notocelia uddmanniana

LEBANESE CEDAR SHOOT MOTH Syndemis cedricola

LARGE BIRCH BELL Epinotia festivana

Epinotia pusillana

SHEEP’S-BIT CONCH Cochylis pallidana

Cochylis similana

DIAMONDBACK MARBLE Eudemis profundana

DUPONCHEL’S CONCH Phtheochroa duponchelana

EUROPEAN GRAPEVINE MOTH Lobesia botrana

IVY TORTRIX Clepsis dumicolana

TRISTRAM’S TORTRIX Cnephasia tristrami

BEECH MOTH Cydia fagiglandana

LEBANON TORTRIX Aphelia imperfectana

MOUNTAIN-ASH TORTRICID Choristoneura hebenstreitella

Eucosma perfectana

Aethes flagellana

Epiblema foenella

Agapeta hamana

 

COSSIDAE

 

GOAT MOTH Cossus cossus

LEOPARD MOTH Zeuzera pyrina

GIANT BORER Phragmataecia castaneae

ONION CARPENTERWORM Dyspessa ulula

Dyspessa wiltshirei

Dyspessa pallidata

Dyspessacossus fereidun

Cossulus lignosus

Isoceras bipunctatus

Phragmacossia territa

Phragmacossia libani

Paropta paradoxus

Paropta l-nigrum

Stygioides ivinskisi

Stygioides colchicus

 

SESIIDAE

 

MARJORAM CLEARWING Chamaesphecia chalciformis

RED-BELTED CLEARWING Synanthedon myopaeformis

YELLOW-LEGGED CLEARWING Synanthedon vespiformis

ERYNGO CLEARWING Euhagena palariformis

 

ZYGAENIDAE

 

BLOODWORD MOTH Zygaena laeta

CARNIOLAN BURNET Zygaena carniolica illiterata

SIX-SPOT BURNET Zygaena filipendulae syriaca

Zygaena graslini

Zygaena olivieri

Zygaena brizae

VINE BUD MOTH Theresimima ampellophaga

OBSCURE FORESTER Adscita obscura

COMMON FORESTER Adscita statices

Jordanita anatolica

Jordanita syriaca

Jordanita hector 

Amata mestralii

Rhagades amasina

 

PYRALIDAE

 

SNOUT MOTH Ancylosis convexella

TABBY KNOT-HORN Euzophera pinguis

CLOVER HAY MOTH Hypsopygia costalis

STARRY PEARL Cynaeda dentalis

PYGMY Thyris fenestrella

CAROB MOTH Ectomyelois ceratoniae

MEDITERRANEAN FLOUR MOTH Ephestia kuehniella

DRIED FRUIT MOTH Cadra calidella

RAISIN MOTH Cadra figulilella

FLOWER SNOUT MOTH Aporodes floralis

VARIEGATED PEARL Synclera traducalis

ROSY STRIPED KNOT-HORN Oncocera semirubella

PALMA CHRISTI SNOUT MOTH Phycita poteriella

RUSTY DOT PEARL Udea ferrugalis

MEAL MOTH Pyralis farinalis

SMALL PURPLE AND GOLD Pyrausta aurata

COMMON CRIMSON AND GOLD Pyrausta purpuralis

VEINED SNOUT MOTH Polyocha venosa

REED SNOUTH MOTH Schoenobius gigantellus

Schoenobius alpherakyi

WHITE SNOUT MOTH Scripophaga praelata

Diasemiopsis ramburialis

Dolicharthria aetnaealis

Dolicharthria stigmosalis

Tsaraphycis libanoticella

Tretopteryx pertusalis

Stilbina hypaenides

Synaphe berytalis

Phycita poteriella

Lamoria anella

 

CRAMBIDAE

 

JASMINE MOTH Palpita vitrealis

SPOTTED BEET WEBWORM MOTH Hymenia perspectalis

HAWAIIAN BEET WEBWORM Spoladea recurvalis

EASTERN GRASS MOTH Chrysocrambus craterellus

VARIEGATED PEARL Synclera traducalis

CABBAGE WEBWORM Hellula undalis 

ELBOW STRIPED VENEER MOTH Agriphila inquinatella

Agriphila cyrenaicella

Metasia octogenalis

Evergestis infirmalis

Evergestis subfuscalis

Scoparia berytella

Scirpophaga praelata

Tegostoma baphialis  

 

DREPANIDAE

 

CHINESE CHARACTER Cilix glaucata

OAK HOOKTIP Drepania binaria

 

LASIOCAMPIDAE

 

EASTERN LAPPET Pachypasa otus

Lasiocampa grandis

Chondrostega intacta

Chondrostega longespinata

 

SATURNIIDAE

 

GIANT EMPEROR MOTH Saturnia pyri

AUTUMN EMPEROR MOTH Perisomena caecigena

 

LEMONIIDAE

 

EASTERN AUTUMN SILKWORM MOTH Lemonia peilei

Lemonia sacrosancta

Lemonia beirutica

Lemonia pauli

 

SPHINGIDAE

 

DEATH’S HEAD HAWKMOTH Acherontia atropos

GRAPEVINE HAWKMOTH Clarina kotschyi 

Clarina syriaca

OLEANDER HAWKMOTH Daphnis nerii

VINE HAWKMOTH Hippotion celerio

STRIPED HAWKMOTH Hyles livornica

SPURGE HAWKMOTH Hyles euphorbiae

GREATER SPURGE HAWKMOTH Hyles nicaea

DUSKY HAWKMOTH Hyles vespertilio

HUMMINGBIRD HAWKMOTH Macroglossum stellatarum

OAK HAWKMOTH Marumba quercus

LIME HAWKMOTH Mimas tiliae

CONVOLVULUS HAWKMOTH Agrius convolvuli

WILLOWHERB HAWKMOTH Proserpinus proserpina

EYED HAWKMOTH Smerinthus ocellatus

SOUTHERN EYED HAWKMOTH Smerinthus kindermanni

POPLAR HAWKMOTH Laothoe populi

SMALL ELEPHANT HAWKMOTH Deilephila porcellus

MADDER HAWKMOTH Rethera komarovi

GORGON HAWKMOTH Sphingonaepiopsis gorgoniades pfeifferi

LEVANT HAWKMOTH Theretra alecto cretica

OLIVE BEE HAWKMOTH Hemaris croatica

 

GEOMETRIDAE

 

GORSE EMERALD Pseudoterpna coronillaria

HERB EMERALD Microloxia herbaria

THE MAGPIE Abraxas grossulariata

TREBLE-BAR Aplocera plagiata

GREAT OAK BEAUTY Hypomecis roboraria

PALE OAK BEAUTY Hypomecis punctinalis

SCALLOPED OAK MOTH Crocallis elinguaria

Crocallis tusciaria

BLAIR’S MOCHA Cyclophora pupillaria

PORTLAND RIBBON WAVE Idaea degeneraria

LUSTROUS LEAST CARPET Idaea filicata

Idaea consanguinaria

WITZENMANN’S CARPET Lithostege witzenmanni

GREY CARPET Timandra griseata

THE VESTAL Rhodometra sacraria

MEDITERRANEAN LACE BORDER Scopula submutata

CLOUDED AUGUST THORN Ennomos quercaria

YELLOW SHELL Camptogramma bilineata

LIME-SPECK PUG Eupithecia centaureata

SCHIEFERER’S PUG Eupithecia schiefereri

Eupithecia syriacata

THE MALLOW Larentia clavaria

ALMOND ANTHRACITE Nychiodes amygdalaria

Nychiodes divergaria

OLIVE-TREE BEAUTY Peribatodes umbraria

WILLOW BEAUTY Peribatodes rhomboidaria

MOTTLED BEAUTY Alcis repandata

OLIVE WAVE Problepsis ocellata

PLUMED GREY Selidosema plumaria

PURPLE THORN Selenia tetralunaria

CARPET Xanthorhoe disjunctaria

GARDEN CARPET Xanthorhoe fluctuata

SPRUCE CARPET Thera variata 

Pseudopanthera syriacata

Culpinia prouti

Orthostixis cribraria

Oulabophora externaria

Lithosia palaestinensis

Isturgia berytaria

Chiasmia syriacaria

Eucrostes indigenata

Eumera regina

Catarhoe basochesiata

Pericyma albidentaria

Apochima flabellaria

Rhodostrophia tabidaria

 

NOTODONTIDAE

 

PINE PROCESSIONARY MOTH Thaumetopoea libanotica

SUMACH PROCESSIONARY MOTH Thaumetopoea solitaria

CYPRUS PROCESSIONARY MOTH Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni

GRASS PROCESSIONARY MOTH Thaumetopoea herculeana

OAK PROCESSIONARY MOTH Thaumetopoea processionea

TAWNY PROMINENT Harpyia milhauseri

GREATER BUFF-TIP Phalera bucephaloides 

PUSS MOTH Cerura vinula

Cerura intermedia

ARGENTINE MOTH Spatalia argentina

LOBSTER MOTH Stauropus fagi

ALMOND EGGAR Eriogaster amygdali

Eriogaster philippsi

 

EREBIDAE

 

HEBE TIGER MOTH Arctia festiva

CREAM-SPOT TIGER MOTH Epicallia villica

GREEN-SHOT JERSEY TIGER MOTH Euplagia quadripunctaria

RUBY TIGER MOTH Phragmatobia fuliginosa

OERTZEN’S TIGER MOTH Cymbalophora oertzeni

PURPLE MARBLED Eublemma ostrina

Eublemma scitulum

LIVID SNOUT Hypena lividalis

BLOXWORTH SNOUT Hypena obsitalis

PLUMED FANFOOT Pechipogo plumigeralis

RED UNDWERWING Catocala nupta

Catocala disjuncta

Catocala neonympha

THE HERALD Scoliopteryx libatrix

THE DRUID Aedia funesta

THE EASTERN ALCHYMIST Aedia leucomelas

THE GEOMETRICIAN Grammodes stolida

GREEN DRAB Ophiusa tirhaca

SCARCE FOOTMAN Manulea complana

THE JIGSAW Dysgonia torrida

GYPSY MOTH Lymantria dispar

PISTACHIO WHITE LEAFBORER Parocneria terebinthi

GOLDEN TWIN-SPOT Chrysodeixis chalcites

MUSLIN MOTH Diaphora mendica

CRIMSON-SPECKLED MOTH Utetheisa pulchella

BELLIER’S PELLICLE Ocnogyna bellieri

LATTICED HEATH Ocnogyna clathrata

Ocnogyna loewii

Calymma communimacula

Autophila libanotica

Autophila cataphanes

Dysauxes famula

Acantholipes regularis

Muscula muscula

Paidia rica

Armada panaceorum

Zebeeba falsalis

Gnamptonyx innexa

Pericyma albidentaria

Apopestes spectrum

 

EUTELIIDAE

 

Eutelia adoratrix

Eutelia adulatrix

 

NOLIDAE

 

SCARCE SILVER-LINES Bena bicolorana

EGYPTIAN STEMBORER Earias insulana

OAK NYCTOLINE Nycteola revayana

Meganola impura 

 

NOCTUIDAE

 

LESSER BROAD-BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING Noctua janthina

LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING Noctua pronuba

SQUARE-SPOT RUSTIC Xestia xanthographa

PALE SHOULDER Acontia lucida

Acontia titania

FIGURE OF EIGHT Diloba caeruleocephala

SPOTTED SULPHUR Emmelia trabealis

THE SYCAMORE Acronicta aceris

GREY DAGGER Acronicta psi

KNOTGRASS Acronicta rumicis

POPLAR GREY Subacronicta megacephala

MARBLED GREEN Cryphia muralis

Cryphia divisa

Cryphia receptricula

Cryphia muralis

Cryphia margineolata

THE MULLEIN Cucullia verbasci

Cucullia calendulae

Cucullia cineracea

EARLY GREY Xylocampa areola

LATREILLE’S LATIN Callopistria latreillei

SMALL RANUNCULUS Hecatera dysodea

Hecatera cappa

L-ALBUM WAINSCOT Mythimna l-album

SOUTHERN WAINSCOT Mythimna straminea

THE COSMOPOLITAN Leucania loreyi

MARBLED CLOVER Heliothis viriplaca

EASTERN BORDERED STRAW Heliothis nubigera

BORDERED STRAW Heliothis peltigera

Heliothis albida

COTTON BOLLWORM Helicoverpa armigera

PEASE BLOSSOM Periphanes delphinii

ANATOLIAN DART Euxoa mendelis

Euxoa temera

GREAT DART Agrotis bigramma

TURNIP MOTH Agrotis segetum

GREGSON’S DART Agrotis spinifera

Agrotis obesa

Agrotis pierreti

Agrotis radius

CABBAGE LOOPER Trichoplusia ni

CIRCUMSCRIBED MOTH Trichoplusia circumscripta

SLENDER BURNISHED BRASS Thysanoplusia orichalcea

TOMATO LOOPER Chrysodeixis chalcites

SILVER Y Autographa gamma

DEWICK’S PLUSIA Macdunnoughia confusa

GREEN-BRINDLED DOT Valeria oleagina

SMALL MOTTLED WILLOW Spodoptera exigua

EGYPTIAN COTTON LEAFWORM Spodoptera littoralis

CLANCY’S RUSTIC Caradrina kadenii

Caradrina agrotina

OLD LADY Mormo maura

PALE-SHOULDERED CLOUD Chloantha hyperici

ANGLE SHADES Phlogophora meticulosa

DARK ARCHES Apamea monoglypha

BRIGHTON WAINSCOT Oria musculosa

GREATER SUGARCANE BORER Sesamia cretica

SALLOW Xanthia icteritia

BEADED CHESTNUT Agrochola lychnidis

Agrochola hypotaenia

Agrochola mansueta

BRINDLED GREEN Dryobotodes eremita

BLACK RUSTIC Aporophyla nigra

Aporophyla canescens

DARK BROCADE Mniotype adusta

CABBAGE MOTH Mamestra brassicae

Ozarba lascivalis

Xanthodes albago

Metalopha gloriosa

Cleonymia pectinicornis

Metopoceras omar

Metopoceras delicata

Macdunnoughia confusa

Hypeuthina fulgurita

Saragossa siccanorum

Epilecta linogrisea

Pennisetia fixseni

Hadena bicruris

Hadena syriaca

Pyrrhia treitschkei

Aedophron phlebophora

Megalodes eximia

Dichagyris melanura

Rhyacia forficula

Ctenoplusia accentifera

Euchalcia augusta

Allophyes asiatica

Olivenebula subsericata

Pseudenargia badiofasciata

Dasypolia ferdinandi

Dasypolia judinandi

Polymixis apora

Polymixis bischoffi

Polymixis rufocincta

Polymixis trisignata

 

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