Butterflies and skippers (Lepidoptera, Diurna) from the Republic of Mordovia
Authors: Timraleev, Z.; Susarev, S.
Source: Entomological Review, Volume 91, Number 4, July 2011 , pp. 475-483(9)
Publisher: MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Abstract:According to the data obtained, the Mordovian fauna of diurnal lepidopterans comprises 75 species, including Hesperiidae (7 species), Papilionidae (5), Pieridae (10), Satyridae (10), Nymphalidae (27), and Lycaenidae (16). Based on the quantitative assessments, the species were characterized as rare (1–5 ind. in the collection), scarce (6–30), common (31–170), and abundant (171–940). Species with temperate (52 species or 69.3%) and subboreal (12 species or 16.0%) ranges predominated in the latitudinal distribution pattern. The total and background species diversity of the Diurna was the highest in the forests (63 species) and meadows (52), and the lowest on the steppe slopes (6). Among the species revealed, 14 were rare: Iphiclides podalirius, Zerynthia polyxena, Parnassius apollo, Driopa mnemosyne, Colias erate, Coenonympha hero, Neptis sappho, Apatura iris, Limenitis populi, Nymphalis antiopa, Fixsenia pruni, Lycaena helle, Cupido minimus, and Maculinea arion.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Email: sergeySusarevzoo@yandex.ru
Publication date: 2011-07-01