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First record of Archanara neurica (Hübner, 1808) from the Iberian Peninsula (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) according to DNA barcoding and internal male genitalia

Department of Zoology and Physical Anthropology, University of Murcia, Campus de Espinardo; E-30100 Murcia, Spain.
Department of Zoology and Physical Anthropology, University of Murcia, Campus de Espinardo; E-30100 Murcia, Spain
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Department of Zoology and Physical Anthropology, University of Murcia, Campus de Espinardo; E-30100 Murcia, Spain.
Grupo DITEG, Área de Zoología, Facultad de Ciencias Ambientales, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Avda. Carlos III, s.n.; Campus Real Fábrica de Armas, E-45071 Toledo, Spain.
Taxonomy occurrence Cádiz Iberian Peninsula Lepidoptera


Archanara neurica (Hübner, 1808) is recorded for the first time from the Iberian Peninsula. The Iberian population represent a link between central European, including French, and Moroccan populations. Male internal genitalia are comparatively described. DNA barcode is presented and compared with those of the other European Archanara, Lenisa and Globia species, formerly considered congeneric. An analysis based on the COI mitochondrial gene provisionally supports the morphologically proposed statement that recognize the three mentioned taxa at the generic level.


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