Saturday, September 15, 2012

Conservation Status of Serbian Moths, 28 Critically Endangered

An insect study by the University of Novi Sad and the Universtiy of Belgrade looked at the conservation status of noctuid moths in Serbia. The data span from 2000 to 2011 and was conducted under IUCN criteria. The results revealed 28 Critically Endangered, 49 endangered and 58 vulnerable species. Moreover 2 species (Acontia titania and Helivictoria victorina) aren not considered regionally extinct. The authors highlight the need for further conservation efforts for noctuid species.