Lepidoptera from Redvale, Albany, north of Auckland, New Zealand, 2004-2016: an annotated list
Lepidoptera recorded at the first author’s home north of Albany, Auckland, from 2004 to 2016 are listed with annotations. Most records resulted from light trapping, although casual daytime observations and occasional specimens taken at windows at night or entering the house are included. A total of 357 species were recorded; two of these (Cadmogenes literata and Tanaoctena dubia) are unassigned to family, while the remainder belong to 37 families. The species accumulation curve did not reach an asymptote, suggesting that sampling of the Lepidoptera fauna at this location is still incomplete. Significant records in a local and national context include: Erechthias sp. 1 (Tineidae), one of two known specimens; Orthenches similis (Plutellidae), first record for the Auckland district (AK); Glyphipterix achlyoessa (Glyphipterigidae), second AK record; Izatha metadelta (Xyloryctidae), first AK record; Stathmopoda trimolybdias (Stathmopodidae), third known male of this species; Ericodesma scruposa (Tortricidae), first AK record; Paramorpha marginata (Carposinidae), a rarely recorded species; Cadmogenes literata (family unknown), now rarely recorded from AK; ‘Chloroclystis’ metallospora (Geometridae), first (and only) New Zealand record; Meterana pansicolor (Noctuidae), first AK record; Tmetolophota hartii (Noctuidae), first AK records for more than 50 years, now regular; Ctenoplusia limbirena (Noctuidae), second New Zealand locality. The species diversity is compared with other ‘single-site’ Lepidoptera surveys in New Zealand.