Project Psyche

Lepidopteran genomes for Europe

Species list and progress

The species we are sequencing as part of Project Psyche and sequencing status for each species can be found in Genomes on a Tree (GoaT).



Generated genomes can be accessed via the EBI Biodiversity Portal.


Suggest a species

If you would like to suggest a species that we should prioritise, let us know here.


Highlighted research

Some exciting publications with Lepidoptera genomes are highlighted here.


From left to right top to bottom:
1. Adela paludicolella: Felix Riegel
2. Elephant hawkmoth (Deilephila elpenor): Jessye
3. Peacock butterfly (Aglais io): Petr Ganaj
4. Spanish moon moth (Graellsia isabellae): Paul Cools
5. Morning-glory Plume Moth (Emmelina monodactyla): Ian Wright
6. Chalk Burnet (Zygaena fausta): Enrique Baquero
7. Almond Ringlet (Erebia alberganus): Paul Cools
8. Large Fruit-tree Tortrix (Archips podana): giorege1959
9. Bird-cherry Ermine (Yponomeuta evonymella): Pentti Ketola
10. Ocnogyna parasita: SteveM4560
11. Euplocamus anthracinalis: lastovka
12. Purple-shot Copper (Lycaena alciphron): Julia Wittmann