• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 
 
A NEW MOTH SPECIES IN PORTUGAL
A new moth species, described by CIBIO-InBIO researchers in an article published in Zootaxa, has been calling media attention.
 

The new moth species occurs in northern Portugal and south-east France and was described based on genetic and anatomical characteristics. However, the first clues about this species came from droppings of horseshoe bats.

 

CIBIO-InBIO researchers discovered the new moth species during fieldwork in Northern Portugal, where they were studying the diet of bats through the analysis of DNA from feces. This study was conducted under the scope of the EnvMetaGen CIBIO-InBIO project, within the InBIO Barcode Initiative.

 

The genetic evidence of the new species was observed in droppings of Rhinolophus bats, so the researchers named the new moth Ypsolopha rhinolophi. The resultant article, where Y. rhinolophi was described, has been called media attention.

 

 

To know more about this topic, please follow the links below:

 

Investigadores do CIBIO-InBIO descobrem nova espécie de borboleta em Portugal” | Notícias UP | May 24, 2019 (Information available in Portuguese)
Investigadores descobrem com a ajuda de morcegos uma nova borboleta noturna” | Sapo | May 24, 2019 (Information available in Portuguese)

Investigadores portugueses descobrem nova borboleta noturna” | Observador | May 24, 2019 (Information available in Portuguese)

Investigadores descobrem nova espécie de borboleta noturna em Portugal” | SIC Notícias | May 24, 2019 (Information available in Portuguese)

Investigadores descobrem com a ajuda de morcegos uma nova borboleta noturna” | Diário de Notícias | May 24, 2019 (Information available in Portuguese)

Investigadores descobrem com a ajuda de morcegos nova borboleta noturna” | Notícias ao Minuto | May 24, 2019 (Information available in Portuguese)

Com a ajuda de morcegos, descobriu-se uma nova borboleta nocturna” | Público | May 27, 2019 (Information available in Portuguese)

"Descoberta nova espécie de borboleta em Portugal" | Wilder | May 31, 2019 (Information available in Portuguese) 

 

To read the national press release for this study, please click here.

 

 

To access the the original article, please click here.

 

Posted in 2019-06-03