Lepidoptera is the second largest order of insects. Encompassing moths and butterflies, it is regarded as one of the most important components of biodiversity. Here, an updated comprehensive overview of Lepidoptera recorded in Ethiopia is presented, composed of 2,438 taxa in 48 families, of which 664 are endemic. Records were compiled from various literature sources and website databases. Although still being far from complete, this review provides important baseline data for understanding zoogeographic patterns and thus for undertaking effective conservation action. Further research on Ethiopian Lepidoptera is encouraged.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.882.36634|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000492026600006|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-85074444152|
|Titolo:||Lepidopteran biodiversity of Ethiopia: current knowledge and future perspectives|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|