Lepidoptera captured on the East China Sea in 2005 and predicted migration sources
Article first published online: 24 SEP 2008
© 2008 The Entomological Society of Japan
Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 315–322, September 2008
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KAWAZU, K., OTUKA, A., ADATI, T., TONOGOUCHI, H. and YASE, J. (2008), Lepidoptera captured on the East China Sea in 2005 and predicted migration sources. Entomological Science, 11: 315–322. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2008.00282.x
- Issue published online: 24 SEP 2008
- Article first published online: 24 SEP 2008
- Received 15 January 2008; accepted 15 May 2008.
- backward trajectory analysis;
- long-distance migration;
This paper provides a list of moths captured in a region at latitudes 29–32°N and longitudes 127–130°E on the East China Sea on 14–28 June and 1–7 July 2005. Sixteen species of moths from the families Plutellidae, Crambidae, Sphingidae and Noctuidae were identified. Among these, three species were recorded on the East China Sea for the first time. The migration paths of the captured moths were analyzed using a three-dimensional backward trajectory analysis method. Predicted migration sources for these moths are Taiwan and Fujian, Guangdong, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Anhui provinces in China.