This study is conducted between May and October 2017 and 2018, during the day and night by field studies on
the foothills of Nemrut Caldera and Mount Nemrut by targeting the detection of Pyraloidea and Geometridae moth
species. As a result of the field studies, 93 taxa belonging to Pyraloidea and 52 species of Geometridae are determined.
Of these taxa, 80 species belonging to the Pyraloidea and, 40 species belonging to the Geometridae have been identified
for the first time in Nemrut Caldera. With these records, the number of Pyraloidea species in Nemrut Caldera increased
to 94 and the number of Geometridae species increased to 58. And, of these taxa, 20 species of Pyraloidea, and 21 of
Geometridae are new records for the Bitlis province. The number of pyraloid species in the Bitlis province has risen to
238 and also the number of geometrid species to 137.
Nemrut Caldera, Pyraloidea, Geometridae, Lepidoptera, Bitlis, Turkey