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Checklist Moths of Bhutan

Generating knowledge on invertebrates for the Bhutanese society – a cooperation of Bhutanese and Dutch experts

Checklist of the moths of Bhutan (Cees Gielis & Karma Wangdi)

Extensive field work in the last couple of years has resulted in a strong increase of the number of species of moths known to occur in Bhutan. Currently (27 August 2018) over a 1000 species are known from Bhutan but it is likely that this number will steadily increase in the next few years. In order to facilitate further work information on species is brought together on information sheets. These sheets will contain a picture of the species and the genitalia, a map of the distribution and information on host plant, flight period and altitude. The sheets are published as pdf-files. It is not yet possible to produce sheets for all species. Whether or not a sheet is available for a certain species can be seen in the excel file. New sheets will be published regularly. At present sheets for Cossidae, Erebidae (most subfamilies), Notodontidae, Pterophoridae and Totricidae are available (see below).

Please contact Cees Gielis (pterophoridae@gmail.com) for additional information. 


 Checklist of the moths of Bhutan (excel file)


Family: Number of species

Argyresthiidae: 1 species
Autostichidae: 1 species
Brahmaeidae: 2 species
Callidulidae: 2 species
Carposinidae: 2 species
Coleophoridae: 1 species
Cosmopterigidae: 1 species
Cossidae: 5 species
Crambidae: 139 species
Depressariidae: 1 species
Drepanidae: 15 species
Endromidae: 2 species
Epicopiidae: 1 species
Erebidae: 256 species

Eupterotidae: 7 species
Euteliidae: 2 species
Gelechiidae: 3 species
Geometridae: 62 species
Gracillariidae: 4 species
Hepialidae: 4 species
Lasiocampidae: 41 species
Limacodidae: 51 species
Noctuidae: 80 species
Nolidae: 29 species
Notodontidae (part 1; part 2): 60 species
Plutellidae: 1 species
Praydidae: 1 species
Psychidae: 0 species
Pterophoridae: 27 species
Pyralidae: 61 species
Saturniidae: 35 species
Sesiidae: 2 species
Sphingidae (part 1; part 2): 92 species
Thyrididae: 2 species
Tineidae: 3 species
Tortricidae: 34 species
Uraniidae: 3 species
Yponomeutidae: 1 species
Zygaenidae: 11 species