Contribution to the knowledge on butterflies and moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera) of the upper course of the Neretva River, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Authors

  • Branislava Dukić Arbor Magna - Natural Heritage Protection Society, Bulevar Vojvode Stepe Stepanovića 75a, Banja Luka https://orcid.org/0009-0009-4391-9272
  • Gernot Kunz Karl-Franzens-Universität, Universitätsplatz 2, Department of Biology, 8010 Graz

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.25.3.137-153

Keywords:

habitats, hydropower plants, faunistic, light trapping, Balkan Peninsula

Abstract

The results of a biodiversity survey on butterflies and moths from the upper course of the Neretva River in Bosnia and Herzegovina are presented. This survey was conducted between 27.6. and 3.7.2022, at seven localities between Krupac and Glavatičevo. In total, 251 species were recorded, ten of which are first records for the country: Limnaecia phragmitella (Cosmopterigidae), Crambus uliginosellus (Crambidae), Philereme vetulata (Geometridae), Micropterix myrtetella (Micropterigidae), Ponometia candefacta (Noctuidae), Crassa unitella (Oecophoridae), Rhigognostis hufnagelii (Plutellidae), Acrobasis repandana (Pyralidae), Tinea trinotella (Tineidae), Acleris forsskaleana (Tortricidae). Two species, namely Diacrisia purpurata (Erebidae) and Aristotelia decurtella (Gelechiidae) were rediscovered after more than 100 years. Three are on the list as Protected Species of Flora and Fauna of the Republic of Srpska and six on the European Red List of Butterflies: five having the status »near-threatened«, and one the status »vulnerable«. In this contribution, we discuss the problem of losing important habitats due to planned construction of mini hydropower plants in the region.

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31.12.2023

How to Cite

Dukić, B., & Kunz, G. (2023). Contribution to the knowledge on butterflies and moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera) of the upper course of the Neretva River, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Natura Sloveniae, 25(3), 137-153. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.25.3.137-153

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