Three new publications on DNA-Barcoding of butterflies


Dear barcoding-community,
we would like to point out three papers already published in 2015 concerning Barcoding of Austrian Lepidopterae:

Early in the year P. Huemer and P.D.N Hebert presented a Barcode library containing 1489 species of butterflies from Vorarlberg. 36 species were new to the province of Vorarlberg, while two species were newly recorded for Austria.


Huemer, P., & Hebert, P. D. N. (2015). DNA-Barcoding der Schmetterlinge (Lepidoptera) Vorarlbergs (Österreich) - Erkenntnisse und Rückschlüsse. inatura – Forschung online, 15, 1–36. Cite


A further study revised the taxonomy of the genus Kessleria. An integrative approach, combining morphology and DNA-Barcoding, supported the existence of 29 European species, five of these were newly described.


Huemer, P., & Mutanen, M. (2015). Alpha taxonomy of the genus Kessleria Nowicki, 1864, revisited in light of DNA-barcoding (Lepidoptera, Yponomeutidae). ZooKeys, 503, 89–133. Cite


The third publication presented the new moth species Callisto basistrigella from the south-eastern Alps. The species can be morphologically and genetically differentiated from its sister species C. coffeella. Both species co-occur sympatrically without evidence of admixture.


Kirichenko, N., Huemer, P., Deutsch, H., Triberti, P., Rougerie, R., & Lopez-Vaamonde, C. (2015). Integrative taxonomy reveals a new species of Callisto (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) in the Alps. ZooKeys, 473, 157–176. Cite