A contribution to the knowledge of the butterfly fauna (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) of Bela krajina and the eastern part of the Kočevska region (southeastern Slovenia)

Authors

  • Rudi Verovnik Oddelek za biologijo Biotehniške fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani, Večna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
  • Andreja Škvarč Dogoška 88, SI-2000 Maribor, Slovenija

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.4.1.21-32

Keywords:

butterflies, Rhopalocera, distribution, threat status, SE Slovenia

Abstract

The article evaluates the butterfly fauna observed in Bela Krajina and the eastern Kočevska region during 1998-2001. This first report includes 95 species and 69 surveyed localities. The presence of some species with submediterranean distribution in Slovenia (such as Pyronia tithonius, Artogeia mannii and Hipparchia semele) is one of the most striking characteristics of this region. The findings of some rare migrants, e.g. Leptotes pirithous and Lampides boeticus, are also surprising. According to the avaliable data, the latter has not been recorded in Slovenia since 1947. Wet grasslands around the source of the Lahinja are of the highest nature conservation value for the preservation of endangered butterflies.

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Published

30.06.2002

Issue

Section

Scientific paper

How to Cite

Verovnik, R., & Škvarč, A. (2002). A contribution to the knowledge of the butterfly fauna (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) of Bela krajina and the eastern part of the Kočevska region (southeastern Slovenia). Natura Sloveniae, 4(1), 21-32. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.4.1.21-32

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