Rare and disappearing species of diurnal butterflies (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera) in the Usmansky forest and possible measures of their protection

Emets, V.M.

Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 56(12): 1889-1890


ISSN/ISBN: 0044-5134
Accession: 006260667

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Twelve species of diurnal butterflies from the Usmansky forest (Voronezh and Lipetzk Districts), USSR, which are placed under protection are listed; among them 5 rare, [Lopinga achine, Coenonympha hero, Euphydryas maturna, Meleageria daphnis and Maculinea arion] 3 disappearing [Parnassius mnemosyne, Colias myrmidone and Apatura iris] and 4, apparently, disappeared species [Parnassius apollo, Erebia medusa, Benthis daphne and Zerynthia polyxena]. Possible protection measures are considered: prohibition to collect diurnal butterflies, their larvae and organization of small reservations.