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Memoir 1 2004
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Memoir 3 2007
Memoir 4 2007
Memoir 5 2010
Memoir 6 2011
Memoir 7 2014
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Esperiana Memoir 1  Inhalt


Esperiana Memoir 1: 1-333. 14 plts.

Schwanfeld, 30.Dez. 2004  ISBN 3-938249-00-5


Lepidoptera Africana Part 1

The Lepidoptera of the Brandberg Massif in Namibia

Part 1

Editor: Wolfram Mey 


Introduction: Research on Lepidoptera of the Brandberg in Namibia (Insecta, Lepidoptera) (Wolfram MEY)    7

Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera, Nepticuloidea) (Wolfram MEY)   27

Tischeriidae (Lepidoptera, Tischerioidea) (Rimantas PUPLESIS, Arunas DIŠKUS & Wolfram MEY)   39

Tineidae (Lepidoptera, Tineoidea) (László Gozmány)  51

Bucculatricidae (Lepidoptera, Gracillarioidea) (Wolfram MEY)  65

Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera, Gracillarioidea) (Paolo TRIBERTI)  75

Galacticidae (Ditrysia incertae sedis) (Wolfram MEY)   91

Ethmiinae (Lepidoptera, Gelechioidea, Elachistidae)  (András KUN)   103

Agonoxenidae, Batrachedridae, Blastobasidae, Chrysopeleiidae, Cosmopterigidae, and Stathmopodidae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea) (Sergey Yu. SINEV)   107

Scythrididae (Lepidoptera, Gelechioidea) (Bengt Å. BENGTSSON)   131

Coleophoridae (Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae) )Giorgio BALDIZZONE  & Hugo W. VAN DER WOLF)    151

Sesiidae (Lepidoptera, Sesioidea) (Axel KALLIES)    185

Tortricidae (Lepidoptera: Tortricoidea) (Leif AARVIK)    189

Epermeniidae (Lepidoptera, Epermenioidea) (Reinhard GAEDIKE)   199

Pterophoridae (Lepidoptera, Pterophoroidea)) (Ernst ARENBERGER)   203

Thyrididae (Lepidoptera,Thyridoidea) (Jürgen H. R. Thiele)   209

Crambidae: Crambinae and Cybalomiinae (Lepidoptera, Pyraloidea) (Graziano BASSI)   215

Crambidae: Noordinae, Odontiinae, Pyraustinae, Spilomelinae, (Lepidoptera, Pyraloidea) (Koen V. N. MAES)   221

Saturniidae (Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea) (Stefan NAUMANN)   235

Geometridae (Lepidoptera, Geometroidea) (Martin KRÜGER)   241

Noctuidae, Catocalinae, partim (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea) (Lars KÜHNE)    249

Noctuidae (Hermann H. Hacker)    261

Lymantriidae and Notodontidae: Thaumetopoeinae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea) (Ugo DALL’ASTA)    305

The Brandberg in Namibia – a centre of endemism and refuge of Lepidoptera (Insecta) (Wolfram MEY)   311



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Namibia, Brandberggebiet


 Wolfram Mey is the curator of the Lepidoptera/Trichoptera collection of the Museum für Naturkunde, Humboldt Universität Berlin since 1990. He received Diploma and Doctoral degree from Martin Luther University Halle/Saale in 1978 and 1980 respectively. Besides his duties and commitments as curator of a major European collection he is researching the biosystematics, diversity and biogeography of several families of Microlepidoptera and Trichoptera. His principal research regions are the Indo-Australian tropics and Africa. Field work in Africa was performed during a series of expeditions since 1992.

The photo was taken while pinning micromoths on the banks of the Ugab River at the foothills of the Brandberg in December 2000.



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