Lepidoptera Survey


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Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey (December 29, 2004) 5(1): 1-74, and (March 15, 2007) 5(1) (Supplement): 1-8

Also available at https://lepsurvey.carolinanature.com/ttr/ttr-5-1.pdf and https://lepsurvey.carolinanature.com/ttr/ttr-5-1-supplement.pdf


Copyright 2004/2007, International Lepidoptera Survey. Open access material

License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike-NonCommercial 4.0 International) CC BY-SA-NC 4.0 International)


The current checklist covers the 170 known species and additional 48 subspecies known to occur in the Yosemite region, California, United States. This represents a total of 218 taxa (some being undescribed and unnamed) now recognized in the study area. This compares with Garth and Tilden’s 1963 survey which recognized 134 species and 16 additional subspecies, a total of 150 taxa. In addition to those, six additional species reported from the region are “questionable or doubtful” and another six species occur just outside the defined region.

The supplement includes additional information for the benefit of those who obtained the first edition and will help readers to know the reasons behind the name changes made in the color plates, and addresses corrections of errors made in the original edition.