Butterflies (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera) in the Arctic fauna

  title={Butterflies (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera) in the Arctic fauna},
  author={Yu. I. Chernov and Andrey G. Tatarinov},
  journal={Entomological Review},
The Arctic fauna includes 106 species of diurnal butterflies: Papilionidae (6 species), Pieridae (20), Lycaenidae (18), Nymphalidae (30), Satyridae (27), and Hesperiidae (5). Among them, representatives of the family Nymphalidae predominate as to the features characterizing the biological progress in the Arctic, as well as to the number of the most strongly pronounced arctic forms. The family Satyridae shares the first place with Nymphalidae by the number of species, but differs from the latter… CONTINUE READING

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