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Discovery of Specialist Beech-Feeding Underwing Moths From Taiwan (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Catocalinae) and Its Implication to Biodiversity Conservation of Taiwan Beech Forests

Hsu, Yu-Feng; Wang, Li-Hao; Huang, Chia-Lung; Braby, Michael; Lin, Wen-Jie; Lin, Rung-Juen; Hsu, Yu-Ming


Deciduous Beech (Fagus spp.) forests have a highly disjunct distribution in the Northern Hemisphere, with greatest diversity in eastern Asia. Although Fagus supports a rich phytophagous insect fauna, the diversity, composition, and host specialization of insects associated with these trees in Asia are less well known compared with Europe and North America. For instance, two species of Catocala moths, both considered endemic to Japan, were previously known as the only beech-feeding specialists...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of the Entomological Society of America
DOI: 10.1093/aesa/saaa062


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