Gone with the wind? Condica capensis (Guenée 1852), a migrant species new for Italy (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)


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Published: 17 April 2024
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Pushed by southern winds, many Lepidoptera can fly from the sub-Saharan region to Sicily or Calabria in a short time. Thanks to a long-term monitoring program, we found for the first time in Italy a migrating specimen of Condica capensis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). This finding is likely linked to the strong winds blowing from North Africa just before the collection of the specimen. Condica capensis is considered to be a migrant to the European continent except for Spain, where it is resident. It is found across Africa, the Indian subcontinent, South-East Asia, and Australia.


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Rijllo, G., la Cava, S., Zucco, G., & Scalercio, S. (2024). Gone with the wind? <i>Condica capensis</i> (Guenée 1852), a migrant species new for Italy (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Natural History Sciences, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/nhs.2024.735

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