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Peer-Review Article

Abstract

A total of 696 species ofLepidoptera is reported from the Mud Lake State Nature Preserve, Williams County, Ohio. This preserve is only a few miles from both the Indiana and Michigan state borders. The great biodiversity of moths is reflected in the bog, fen, shrub swamp, and marsh communities bordering the lake. A check list of species summarizes identified collections for 1988,1992,1995 and 1996 and includes the Hodges et al (1983) species num­bers, the scientific name, and the numbers collected by different collecting methods. The list does not fully represent the Tineoidea and Gtllechioidea lepidopteran superfamilies. Melanchra assimilis is a new State record.

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