Insect Communities

Sylvain’s stay in Krakow

In July, Sylvain spent three weeks at the Zoological Museum of Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Thanks to all work of the museum staff with our material processing, he has finished sorting and identification of all Lymantriin specimens, one of our focal groups collected on Mt. Cameroon. Altogether, he has sorted over 4,400 specimens to ca. 200 morpho-species, based on both wing features and dissections of genitalia of several hundreds specimens. This hyperabundant group completes our huge dataset of Lepidoptera collected along the altitudinal gradient on Mt. Cameroon, they are currently under statistical analyses by Vincent.

Three tussock moths of Dasychira genus, most probably three different species. ©S. Delabye