Nocturnal butterflies, Microlepidoptera

Specialists at the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology in Munich (ZSM) have been studying Panguana representatives of selected butterfly groups for years, for example of the families Geometridae, Saturniidae and Sphingidae. Soon these investigations will include molecular methods. The Panguana micromoths (Microlepidoptera) alone are estimated to amount to around 15,000 species.