A complete list of all known Noctuinae species of Jordan is presented and, the biogeography, phenology and distribution of the species is discussed. Within a German-Israeli project to monitor the Lepidoptera Fauna of the Levant we recorded from 1986 to 2010 a total of 44 species, three of which are new records for the country [Agrotis margelanoides (Boursin, 1944), Dichagyris leucomelas Brandt, 1941, Euxoa conspicua (Hübner, 1824)]. In Jordan the Noctuinae are represented by nine genera. Most of the recorded species belong to Agrotis (15), Dichagyris (11) and Euxoa (8); the majority of the species are of an Irano-Turanian (13), Palaearctic (11) and Eremic (11) distribution pattern. The majority of the Noctuinae are clearly concentrated within one or two vegetation zones, and only the two tropical, ubiquitous and polyphagous species (Agrotis ipsilon and Agrotis segetum) are distributed all over the country. In Jordan most of the Eremic species known from the Levant are found (11 of 12), whereas the Irano-Turanian (13 of 37) and the Mediterranean (5 of 19) elements of the same region are represented by much almost 1/3 and almost ⁄ respectively of the known species. Thirty-nine species are uni-voltine with the highest rate of occurrence in autumn from October to November; the other species are multi-voltine, flying at least twice - in spring and again later in autumn.
|Translated title of the contribution||An annotated checklist of the noctuoidea of jordan with remarks on ecology, phenology and zoogeography. Part v: Noctuinae (lepidoptera: Noctuidae)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||SHILAP Revista de lepidopterologia|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2015|
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- Insect Science