Historical records: Polygonia egea (cramer, 1775), an extinct member, now a scarce visitor of the carpathian basin fauna (lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)

Z. Bálint, Gergely Katona

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Abstract

The Carpathian Basin literature records and voucher specimens of the Mediterranean migratory anglewing species Polygonia egea (Cramer, [1775]) are reviewed. Eight specimens deposited in the Hungarian Natural History Museum collection are catalogued: From Budapest, Hungary (n=2), from the Cazan Gorge, Romania (n=4), from Jósvafő, Hungary (n=1) and from Orsova, Romania (n=1). The literature porvided altogether 11 locality records from the Banat region (n=6), from the Carpathian region (n=1), and from the Pannonian region (n=4). The species was most probably native in the region Banat until the turn of the 19-20th centuries. It is concluded that the species is a sporadic visitor of the Carpathian Basin, and at present it is not indigenous, because of climate change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-94
Number of pages9
JournalStudia Universitatis Vasile Goldis Arad, Seria Stiintele Vietii
Volume28
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Banat
  • Carpathians
  • Climate change
  • Collection
  • Literature
  • Pannonia
  • Voucher specimen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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