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Familia: Hepialidae Stephens, 1829

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Type: Hepialus Fabricius 1775



The family has a worldwide distribution except the arctic and antarctic areas and comprises more than 1000 species (Forster & Wohlfahrt, 1960). In Europe, records are missing only from Iceland, the Thyrrhenian archipelago, Slovenia (!) and Moldova (Karsholt & Nieurkerken, 2004).

Worth knowing:


Forster W. & Th. A. Wohlfahrt 1960. Die Schmetterlinge Mitteleuropas, 3, Bombyces & Sphinges, Franckh´sche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart
Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken 2004. Hepialidae. In - Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken (eds.). Lepidoptera, Moths. – Fauna Europaea version 1.1, http://www.faunaeur.org [online 29 April 2009].

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2009.06.16
Kurz Michael: 2013.12.21
not reviewed