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Sjaak Koster

J.C. (Sjaak) Koster, Research associate - Biodiversity Discovery

Contact

Email: sjaak.koster@naturalis.nl
Phone: not applicable
Room number: not applicable

 

    

Microlepidoptera from the Neotropical Region. From left to right: Batrachedridae: Batrachedra paritor, Cosmopterigidae: Capanica lamprolitha, Momphidae: Mompha leucochrysa.

Career

The interest in nature dates back to my early years in elementary school. It began with birds, soon followed by plants, insects and the underwater world of fresh and salt water. Then I started a herbarium, collected shells, eggs of birds and also insects. I was 10 years old when I set my first butterfly.

In 1958 I joined the Royal Dutch Navy and this has remained my employer until my retirement in 1992. In 1965 I seriously started with my studies at the Dutch Lepidoptera. First only the Macrolepidoptera, but soon also the Microlepidoptera. In 1970 I became a member of the Netherlands Entomological Society (NEV) and came into contact with other entomologists. The Microlepidoptera section of the NEV, called "Snellen", was founded around 1980 and I joined it from the start. Because of this I met most of the microlepidopterists of the Netherlands including Cees Gielis and Erik van Nieukerken. Later I joined the Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica (SEL) and attended my first SEL Congress in 1992 in Helsinki so I also met many foreign entomologists. By my retirement at the age of 50 I got a lot more time and decided to give special focus on a number of families of Microlepidoptera.

Stathmopodidae: Stathmopoda bicolorella, Palaearctic Region.

Research

Research interest

  • Taxonomy, faunistics and distribution of the Gelechioidea families: Momphidae, Cosmopterigidae, Batrachedridae, Stathmopodidae and Elachistidae, subfamily Parametriotinae. 
  • Faunistics and distribution of the Lepidoptera of The Netherlands.

Keywords

taxonomy, entomology, biodiversity, distribution, systematic entomology

Current research topics


Fauna Europaea

Taxonomic specialist for Momphidae, Cosmopterigidae, Batrachedridae, Stathmopodidae and Elachistidae, subfamily Parametriotinae together with Sergey Sinev.

Revision of the genus Cosmopterix Hübner of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Review of the Momphidae of the Neotropical Region.

Collaborations

There is collaboration with many Dutch and international lepidopterologists.

Elachistidae, Parametriotinae: Trachydora usuriella, Palaearctic region.

Teaching

Courses

Not applicable.

Available student projects

Publications

2013

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Ernst W.H.O., Nieukerken E.J. van, Koster S. 2013. Waarom verhuizen rupsen van Coleophora taeniipennella (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae) na het derde stadium van zomprus naar knopbies? Entomologische Berichten 73: 42-47.

Huisman K.J., Koster J.C., Muus T., Nieukerken E.J. van 2013. Microlepidoptera in Nederland, vooral in 2007-2010 – met een terugblik op 30 faunistisch onderzoek. Entomologische Berichten 73: 91-117.

Wakeham-Dawson, A. & Koster, Sjaak (J.C.) 2013 Lepidoptera of the Falkland Islands (3): A new and unique species of Momphidae. Entomologist’s monthly Magazine 149 (6): 129-135.

2012

Journals SCI, peer-reviewed

Molnár B.P., Tröger A., Toshova T.B., Subchev M., Nieukerken E.J. van, Koster J.C., Szőcs G., Tóth M., Francke W. 2012. Identification of the female-produced sex pheromone of Tischeria ekebladella, an oak leafmining moth.Journal of chemical ecology 38: 1298-305.

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Nieukerken E.J. van, Doorenweerd C., Ellis W., Huisman K., Koster J., Mey W., Muus T., Schreurs A. 2012. Bucculatrix ainsliella Murtfeldt, a new North American invader already widespread on northern red oaks (Quercus rubra) in Western Europe (Bucculatricidae). Nota Lepidopterologica 35: 135--159.

2011

Journals SCI, peer-reviewed

Nieukerken E.J. van, Kaila L., Kitching I.J., Kristensen N.P., Lees D.C., Minet J., Mitter C., Mutanen M., Regier J.C., Simonsen T.J., Wahlberg N., Yen S., Zahiri R., Adamski D., Baixeras J., Bartsch D., Bengtsson B.Å., Brown J.W., Bucheli S.R., Davis D.R., Prins J. de, Prins W. de, Epstein M.E., Gentili-Poole P., Gielis C., Hättenschwiler P., Hausmann A., Holloway J.D., Kallies A., Karsholt O., Kawahara A.Y., Koster J., Kozlov M., Lafontaine J.D., Lamas G., Landry J., Lee S., Nuss M., Park K., Penz C., Rota J., Schintlmeister A., Schmidt B.C., Sohn J., Solis M.A., Tarmann G.M., Warren A.D., Weller S., Yakovlev R.V., Zolotuhin V.V., Zwick A. 2011. Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.), Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa 3148: 212-221.

2010

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Koster, Sjaak (J.C.) 2010. The genera Cosmopterix Hübner and Pebobs Hodges in the New World with special attention to the Neotropical fauna (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae). Zoologische Mededelingen 84(10): 251-575.   

Book chapter

Koster, Sjaak (J.C.), 2010. Order Lepidoptera, family Stathmopodiae. Arthropod fauna of the UAE 3: 519-524.

Koster, Sjaak (J.C.), 2010. Order Lepidoptera, family Cosmopterigidae. Arthropod fauna of the UAE 3: 532-551.

2009

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Huisman K.J., Koster J.C., Nieukerken E.J. van, Ellis W.N. 2009. Microlepidoptera in Nederland in 2006. Entomologische Berichten 69: 53-65.

Nieukerken E.J. van, Ellis W.N., Koster J.C., Moerland W., Reemer M., Kleukers R., Kalkman V., Keijl G., Maassen W. 2009. De soortenlijst van het Naturalis-terrein: Lepidoptera Vlinders. – In: J.T. Smit & M. Reemer (eds). Zit er leven in Naturalis? – 1569 soorten op 7 hectare stadsgrond. EIS Nieuwsbrief 48: 21-22.

Sammut, Paul & Sjaak Koster, 2009. Eteobalea thaumatella (Walsingham, 1907) a new moth for the Maltese Islands (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae). Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Malta 2: 9-11.

2008

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Koster, Sjaak (J.C.), 2008. Notes on the Cosmopterigidae (Lepidoptera) of Afghanistan and Jammu & Kashmir, India with descriptions of two new species. Zoologische Mededelingen Leiden 82: 91-102.

2007

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Huisman K.J., Koster J.C., Nieukerken E.J. van, Ellis W.N. 2007. Microlepidoptera in Nederland in 2005. Entomologische Berichten 67: 34-47.

Speidel W., Nieukerken E.J. van, Honey M.R., Koster J.C. 2007. The exotic pyraloid moth Diplopseustis perieresalis (Walker) expanding in the West Palaearctic Region (Crambidae: Spilomelinae). Nota Lepidopterologica 29: 185-192.

2006

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Huisman K.J., Koster J.C., Nieukerken E.J. van, Ulenberg S.A. 2006. Microlepidoptera in Nederland in 2004. Entomologische Berichten 66: 38-55.

Huemer, Peter & Sjaak (J.C.) Koster, 2006. Cosmopterix athesiae sp. n., a widespread new species from Europe and Africa (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae: Cosmopteriginae). Veröffentlichungen des Tiroler Landesmuseums Ferdinandeum 86: 75-82.

Koster, Sjaak (J.C.) & Paul Sammut, 2006. Faunistic notes on Momphidae, Batrachedridae, Stathmopodidae and Cosmopterigidae from the Maltese Islands. Nota lepidopterologica 29 (1/2): 49-63.     

2005

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Huisman K.J., Koster J.C., Nieukerken E.J. van, Ulenberg S.A. 2005. Microlepidoptera in Nederland in 2003. Entomologische Berichten 65: 30-42.

2004

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Huisman K.J., Koster J.C., Nieukerken E.J. van, Ulenberg S.A. 2004. Microlepidoptera in Nederland in 2001-2002. Entomologische Berichten 64: 170-187.

Sterling, Philip H., Sjaak (J.C.) Koster & Peter D.M. Costen, 2004. Pyroderces argyrogrammos (Zeller, 1847) (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae) new to the Channel Islands. Entomologist’s Gazette 55: 161-165.

Koster, Sjaak (J.C.), Hikmet Özbek, Irfan Aslan & Twan (A.L.M.) Rutten, 2004. Blastodacna libanotica Diakonoff, 1939 – a pest on pear in Turkey (Agonoxenidae). Nota lepidopterologica 27 (1): 33-40.

2003

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Huisman K.J., Koster J.C., Nieukerken E.J. van, Ulenberg S.A. 2003. Microlepidoptera in Nederland in 2000. Entomologische Berichten 63: 88-102.

Ellis, Willem N. & Sjaak Koster, 2003. Phytoliriomyza terra incognita (Diptera: Agromyzidae). Entomologische Berichten 63 (1): 21-23.

Book

Koster, J.C. & S. Yu. Sinev, 2003. Momphidae, Batrachedridae, Stathmopodidae, Agonoxenidae, Cosmopterigidae, Chrysopeleiidae. – In P. Huemer, O. Karsholt and L. Lyneborg (eds): Microlepidoptera of Europe 5: 1-387.

2002

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Koster, Sjaak (J.C.), 2002. Review of the Nearctic species of Chrysoclista Stainton (Lepidoptera, Agonoxenidae). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 145: 103-114.

Book chapters

Koster, J.C. 2002. Batrachedridae. In: The moths and butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, 4 (1). Batrachedridae-Cosmopterigidae. (Emmet, A.M. & J.R. Langmaid eds): 204-210. Harley Books.

Koster, J.C. 2002. Agonoxenidae. In: The moths and butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, 4 (1). Batrachedridae-Cosmopterigidae. (Emmet, A.M. & J.R. Langmaid eds): 211-223. Harley Books.

Koster, J.C. 2002. Momphidae. In: The moths and butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, 4 (1). Batrachedridae-Cosmopterigidae. (Emmet, A.M. & J.R. Langmaid eds): 224-254. Harley Books.

Koster, J.C. 2002. Cosmopterigidae. In: The moths and butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, 4 (1). Batrachedridae-Cosmopterigidae. (Emmet, A.M. & J.R. Langmaid eds): 255-2278. Harley Books.

2001

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Huisman K.J., Koster J.C., Nieukerken E.J. van, Ulenberg S.A. 2001. Nieuwe en interessante Microlepidoptera uit Nederland in het jaar 1999 (Lepidoptera). Entomologische Berichten 61: 169-199.

Nieukerken E.J. van, Koster J.C., Karsholt O. 2001. Phyllonorycter irmella: a junior synonym of the common P. lautella (Gracillariidae). Nota Lepidopterologica 24: 17-24.

2000

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Huisman, K.J. & J.C. Koster, 2000. Nieuwe en interessante Microlepidoptera uit Nederland in hoofdzaak van de jaren 1997 en 1998 (Lepidoptera). Entomologische Berichten, Amsterdam 60 (12): 193-216.

1999

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Nieukerken E.J. van, Koster J.C. 1999. De valkruidmineervlinder Digitivalva arnicella in Nederland: herontdekking en behoud (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae: Acrolepiinae). Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 9: 15-28.

Koster, J.C., 1999. Ourapteryx sambucaria forma olivacea, een fraaie vorm van de vliervlinder (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Entomologische Berichten, Amsterdam 59 (4): 62-63.

Huisman, K.J. & J.C. Koster, 1999. Nieuwe en interessante Microlepidoptera uit Nederland in het jaar 1996 (Lepidoptera). Entomologische Berichten, Amsterdam 59 (6): 77-95.

1998

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Koster J.C., Nieukerken E.J. van 1998. Endothenia oblongana in Nederland: een bladroller van het zeedorpenlandschap (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).Entomologische Berichten 58: 145-152.

Huisman, K.J. & J.C. Koster, 1998. Nieuwe en interessante Microlepidoptera uit Nederland in het jaar 1995 (Lepidoptera). Entomologische Berichten, Amsterdam 58 (4): 53-69.

1997

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Huisman, K.J. & J.C. Koster, 1997. Nieuwe en interessante Microlepidoptera uit Nederland in het jaar 1994 (Lepidoptera). Entomologische Berichten, Amsterdam 57 (4): 45-65.

Koster, J.C. & T. Harrison, 1997. Identity of Mompha sextrigella (Braun), with two new new Nearctic Species (Lepidoptera: Momphidae). Holarctic Lepidoptera 4 (1): 19-23.

1996

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Huisman, K.J. & J.C. Koster, 1996. Nieuwe en interessante Microlepidoptera uit Nederland in het jaar 1993 (Lepidoptera). Entomologische Berichten, Amsterdam 56 (3): 37-55.

Koster, J.C. & S.Yu Sinev, 1996. A revision of the divisella group of the genus Mompha, with the description of Mompha confusella spec. nov. (Lepidoptera: Momphidae). Entomologische Berichten, Amsterdam 56 (9): 137-148.

Lvovsky, A.L. & J.C. Koster, 1996. Denisia curlettii sp. n. from Tunesia (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 139: 157-160.

1995

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Huisman, K.J. & J.C. Koster, 1995. Interessante Microlepidoptera uit Nederland in het jaar 1992 (Lepidoptera). Entomologische Berichten, Amsterdam 55 (4): 53-67.

1994

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Huisman, K.J. & J.C. Koster, 1994. Nieuwe en interessante Microlepidoptera uit Nederland in de jaren 1988 - 1991 (Lepidoptera). Entomologische Berichten, Amsterdam 54 (3): 29-47.

Koster, Sjaak & Willy Biesenbaum, 1994. Die Lepidopterenfauna der Rheinlande und Westfalens. Band 3. Familie Momphidae. Arbeitsgemeinschaft rheinisch-wetsfälischer Lepidopterologen e.V. Verein für Schmetterlingskunde uns Naturschutz 1994: 1-103, 8 pls.

1993

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Nieukerken E.J. van, Gielis C., Huisman K.J., Koster J.C., Kuchlein J.H., Wolf H.W. van der, Wolschrijn J.B. 1993. Nieuwe en interessante Microlepidoptera uit Nederland (Lepidoptera). Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 5: 47-62.

Koster, J.C., 1993. Biselachista arnoldi n. sp. from The Netherlands (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae). Entomologische Berichten, Amsterdam 53 (5): 61-66.

Koster, J.C., 1993. Der Mompha divisella Komplex (Momphidae, Lepidoptera). Verhandlungen Westdeutschen Entomologen Tag 1993: 159-166.

1992

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Koster, J.C. & A. Schreurs, 1992. Zelleria hepariella, nieuw voor de Nederlandse fauna (Lepidoptera: Yponomeu­tidae). Entomologische Berichten, Amsterdam 52 (8): 117-119. Koster, J.C. & A. Schreurs, 1992.

1991

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Koster, J.C., 1991. Het geslacht Pancalia in Nederland (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae). Entomologische Berichten, Amsterdam 51 (8): 101-107.

1990

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Koster, J.C., 1990. Het geslacht Ocnerostoma in Nederland (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae). Entomologische Berichten, Amsterdam 50 (11): 149-153.

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