Observations on the optical properties of an early summer blue butterfly community in transylvania, Romania (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae, polyommatini)

Zsolt Bálint, Gergely Katona, Károly Pál Karácsonyi, Krisztián Kertész, Gábor Piszter, László Péter Biró

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The spectral properties of eight blue butterfly species (Cupido osiris, Glaucopsyche alexis, Lycaeides argyrognomon, Lysandra bellargus, Maculinea arion, Plebejides sephirus, Plebejus argus and Polyommatus icarus) representing the tribe Polyommatini (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae) and belonging the early summer fauna are measured. The species examined are tabulated according to their relationships, male prezygotic behaviours and larval host preferences. According to these variables the optical signal emitted by the blue male wing surfaces are grouped and analysed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-372
Number of pages4
JournalStudia Universitatis Vasile Goldis Arad, Seria Stiintele Vietii
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014



  • Lycaenidae
  • Optical signal
  • Polyommatina
  • Prezygotic strategy
  • Spectrum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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