First Insights into the Springtime Butterfly (Rhopalocera) Fauna of Podgorica (Montenegro, Balkan Peninsula)

  • Sylwia Katarzyna Pietrzak Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Hydrobiology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Łódź

Abstract

The work shows the results of research on butterfly species richness, which took place in Podgorica (Montenegro) between April and June of 2017. The material was gathered on 14 sites located within the city borders. Observations confirmed the presence of 48 species of butterflies representing 5 families: Hesperidae (5 species), Papilionidae (3 species), Pieridae (9 species), Lycaenidae (13 species) and Nymphalidae (18 species). The most common species were Iphilcides podalirius, Papilio machaon, Colias croceus, Coenonympha pamphilus, Polyommatus icarus and Aricia agestis. Results are discussed on a background of two species lists from other urban areas of Balkan Penisula (Zagreb and Patras) as well as a diversity of the butterfly fauna of Montenegro. It is the first analysis of the butterfly fauna of Podgorica city.

Published
2021-03-23
How to Cite
Pietrzak, S. (2021). First Insights into the Springtime Butterfly (Rhopalocera) Fauna of Podgorica (Montenegro, Balkan Peninsula). Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 23(1), 27-40. https://doi.org/10.51963/jers.v23i1.1955
Section
Journal of the Entomological Research Society