13.07.2021 | iDiv Members, Media Release, TOP NEWS

Special honour for biodiversity researcher Josef Settele

Prof Josef Settele (Picture: Björn Kray Iversen)

Prof Josef Settele (Picture: Björn Kray Iversen)

The four species (each male and female) of the genus <em>Setteleia.</em> (Picture: Zoological Studies)

The four species (each male and female) of the genus Setteleia. (Picture: Zoological Studies)

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Taxonomists name a new butterfly genus Setteleia

New species in the animal and plant kingdoms are often named after public figures. Prof Dr Josef Settele has now received this special honour: A new genus was named after the biodiversity researcher and butterfly expert, who conducts research at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv): Setteleia. It consists of four moth species that belong to the subfamily of Arctiinae and occur in the Philippines. 

Original publication:

Anton V. Volynkin, Karel Černý (2021): Setteleia, a New Genus for Four New Species from the Philippines (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae), Zoological Studies 60:27. DOI: 10.6620/ZS.2021.60-27


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