First record of the Greek clouded yellow Colias aurorina Herrich-Schäffer, 1850 (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) for Albania

Authors

  • Rudi Verovnik University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Biology, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1000 Ljubljana
  • Miloš Popović NGO HabiProt, Bulevar oslobođenja 106/34, RS-11040 Belgrade

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.15.1.27-32

Keywords:

diversity, faunistics, Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera, field survey

Abstract

During our field survey in the south-eastern part of the Republic of Albania, we encountered the Greek clouded yellow (Colias aurorina) at two sites, representing the first record for the species in Europe outside Greece. It was found common at one site on the Albanian side of the Grammos Mts. with possibly continuous range into northern Greece. As larval host plant of the Greek clouded yellow Astragalus thracicus was present in abundance on the northern slopes of the mountain, we consider the species as not threatened in Albania. In addition, the purple emperor (Apatura iris) and the Balkan green-veined white (Pieris balcana) were recorded for the first time in Albania.

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Published

30.06.2013

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How to Cite

Verovnik, R., & Popović, M. (2013). First record of the Greek clouded yellow Colias aurorina Herrich-Schäffer, 1850 (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) for Albania. Natura Sloveniae, 15(1), 27-32. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.15.1.27-32

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