List of The Lepidoptera Insects Surveyed in El-Beida Area, With Their World Distribution, Host Plants and Notes on Taxonomy

Original article


M. S. El-Maghrabi, A. H. Amin

Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya. Biology Department, Faculty of Science, Garyounis University, El-Merj, Libya.

Journal of Science and Its Applications Vol 1, No 2:21-31 (September 2007)


Different methods were used to collect insects in El- Beida area, during the period from early March to late December2000.The survey covered a wide range of ecological habitats. Among the captured species 66 belonged to the order Lepidoptera. They are grouped into 11 Super families, 20 families, 36 subfamilies with comments on their taxonomy, host plants and world distribution. Out of these species, 26 are newly recorded in Libya for the first time.

Keywords: Lepidoptera; taxonomy; host plants.