Special Issue "Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Lepidoptera"

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Biodiversity Conservation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 262

Special Issue Editor

Division of Natural Environmental Science, Mount Fuji Research Institute, Yamanashi Prefectural Government, Kenmarubi, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi 403-0005, Japan
Interests: insect ecology; conservation biology; biodiversity science

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lepidoptera is a widely distributed group of insects. It occupies an important position in nature and has a wide range of biogeographic and ecological probe functions due to its wide variety, short generation cycle, strong fecundity, and role in pollination. Understanding the diversity of Lepidoptera is fundamental to its conservation and use.

This SI will focus on topics related to the diversity, ecology, and conservation of Lepidoptera, with particular emphasis on approaches that can be substantially applied to its conservation based on a detailed understanding of its ecology and biodiversity patterns in nature. We welcome and consider relevant research, but this is not limited to research articles; review articles and methodological articles are also welcome. This SI aims to contribute to the conservation biology of Lepidoptera based on ecological and biodiversity science foundations in this group.

Dr. Masahiko Kitahara
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diversity is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Lepidoptera
  • ecology
  • distribution
  • biodiversity
  • nature protection
  • conservation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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