The Dusky Large Blue - Maculinea nausithous kijevensis (Sheljuzhko, 1928) in the Transylvanian basin: New data on taxonomy and ecology

László Rákosy, András Tartally, Marin Goia, Ciprian Míhali, Z. Varga

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Abstract

Maculinea nausithous (Bergsträsser, 1779) was recently discovered in two parts of the Transylvanian basin. External characters of these populations completely agree with the original description of Maculinea nausithous kijevensis (Sheljuzhko, 1928) and show some small but constant differences against the Central European nominotypic populations. Since the habitats and host ant selection of these populations are also different from the Central European populations, we consider M. nausithous kijevensis stat. rev. as valid subspecific taxon. Specimens with the same external characters were also collected in northeastern Romania, in Kazakhstan and in the western part of the Altai Mts. Therefore we believe that this subspecies has a wider Euro-Siberian distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-37
Number of pages7
JournalNota Lepidopterologica
Volume33
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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The Dusky Large Blue - Maculinea nausithous kijevensis (Sheljuzhko, 1928) in the Transylvanian basin : New data on taxonomy and ecology. / Rákosy, László; Tartally, András; Goia, Marin; Míhali, Ciprian; Varga, Z.

In: Nota Lepidopterologica, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2010, p. 31-37.

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Rákosy, László ; Tartally, András ; Goia, Marin ; Míhali, Ciprian ; Varga, Z. / The Dusky Large Blue - Maculinea nausithous kijevensis (Sheljuzhko, 1928) in the Transylvanian basin : New data on taxonomy and ecology. In: Nota Lepidopterologica. 2010 ; Vol. 33, No. 1. pp. 31-37.
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