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In this volume 268 species of the Larentinae are covered. Many of the genera have caused serious problems in identification, but based on the larger number of specimens illustrated on the 25 colour plates, the species can now be identified much more easily. In additional black and white photos for species which are difficult to identify, differential characters are pointed out with arrows. As in the previously published volumes 1,2 and 4, maps with the European distribution are given with dots for verified specimens. There are photographs of male and female genitalia of all species and this volume also contains a systematic catalogue of the European species including those of the neighbouring regions of North Africa, Macaronesia, Turkey and the Middle East. This is the first volume including genetic information from DNA barcoding which proved to be a useful, additional tool in identification, taxonomy and species delimitation.
Preface 7 Abstract 8 Acknowledgements 13 Introduction 17 Abbreviations 21 Subfamilia Sterrhinae (addendum) 22 Lythriini 22 Subfamilia Larentiinae 29 Cataclysmini 41 Xanthorhoini 47 Euphyiini 164 Larentiini 174 Hydriomenini 210 Stamnodini 218 Cidariini 221 Operophterini 345 Asthenini 361 Phileremini 378 Rheumapterini 382 Solitaneini 411 Melanthiini 415 Chesiadini 442 Trichopterygini 504 Colour plates 525 Genitalia plates 577 Systematic checklist of the Geometridae of Europe and adjacent areas (vol. 3) 688 References 696 Index to scientific names 739
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