Special issue: future 4 butterflies in Europe

  title={Special issue: future 4 butterflies in Europe},
  author={John W. Dover},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  • J. Dover
  • Published 2017
  • Geography
  • Journal of Insect Conservation
P. nausithous in the Czech Republic whilst Popović et al. (2017) report on studies in Serbia on P. teleius, where it is at the edge of its northern European distribution. Finally, Osváth-Ferencz et al. (2017) examined the population demography of Phengaris arion in four European countries (Italy, Romania, Poland and Hungary). The three remaining papers cover different aspects of butterfly conservation. Munguira et al. (2017) addressed the development of management plans for the four endangered… Expand


Long-term monitoring of Phengaris (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) butterflies in the Přelouč surroundings (Czech Republic): is the waterway construction a serious threat?
The monitoring of sympatrically occurring Phengaris teleius and P. nausithous metapopulations in the surroundings of Přelouč, Czech Republic, was launched over a decade ago in connection with theExpand
Living on the edge: population ecology of Phengaris teleius in Serbia
Due to their complex and interesting life cycle and alarming conservation status the Large Blue butterflies have become one of the most studied group of insects in Europe. In Serbia, however,Expand
Population demography of the endangered large blue butterfly Maculinea arion in Europe
Estimating demographic parameters of M. arion populations in different parts of its European range found the lack of protandry in some populations that might be a consequence of selection against reproductive asynchrony in small populations or a polyandrous mating system. Expand
Ecology and recovery plans for the four Spanish endangered endemic butterfly species
Data compiled during three fieldwork seasons and habitat models provided the tools to produce Species recovery plans for the endangered and endemic butterflies in Spain: Polyommatus violetae, P.Expand
Ecological determinants of butterfly vulnerability across the European continent
The life-history trait component reflecting mobility, development rate, and overwintering stage, proved the major non-climatic determinant of species vulnerability and it is proposed that this trait component offers a preferable alternative to the frequently used, but ecologically confusing generalist-specialist continuum. Expand
Fen meadows on the move for the conservation of Maculinea (Phengaris) teleius butterflies
This study tested whether colonization of nests of this ant species in the restoration areas is facilitated by translocation of sods collected from fen meadows, and measured vegetation development and ant presence in the sods and surrounding control plots for 2 years. Expand
Conservation implications of source-sink dynamics within populations of endangered Maculinea butterflies
It is demonstrated the existence of source-sink dynamics in two species of endangered Maculinea (=Phengaris) butterflies and implies that setting conservation priorities over different land fragments should take into account dispersion of individuals among them. Expand
Quality of citizen science data and its consequences for the conservation of skipper butterflies (Hesperiidae) in Flanders (northern Belgium)
Citizen science projects have become important data sources for ecologists. However, opportunistic data are not only characterized by spatial and temporal biases, but probably also contain speciesExpand