Polia lamuta (Herz, 1903) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) discovered in Norway, and notes on other boreo-montane species

Hannu Saarenmaa

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A single male of Polia lamuta (Herz, 1903) was found on the Iškoras mountain in Karasjok, Troms og Finnmark on 15–19 July 2020 with a bait trap. The discovery was expected since the species occurs widely in Northern Finland close to the Norwegian border and in the northernmost Sweden as well. The species lives in sandy, dry and sunny habitats and belongs to the boreal Palearctic continental fauna. Its taxonomy, morphology, ecology, and behavior are briefly reviewed. Occurrence of other boreal Noctuids such as Polia vesperugo Eversmann, 1856 and Xestia gelida (Sparre-Schneider, 1883) in the region is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNorwegian Journal of Entomology
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)189-195
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology

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