Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa” 64(1): 95-100, doi: 10.3897/travaux.64.e70022
New data on the distribution of the threatened Scarce fritillary, Euphydryas maturna (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), in southern Romania
expand article infoMihai Stănescu, Tibor-Csaba Vizauer§, Elena Iulia Iorgu, Ionuț Ștefan Iorgu
‡ “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History, Bucharest, Romania§ Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Euphydryas maturna is a highly endangered species listed on the Annexes II and IV of the Habitats Directive as well as on the Annex II of the Bern Convention. Despite being reported from almost all the historical regions of Romania, there are only two published records from Oltenia so far. Several specimens spotted in the Bungețu forest (near Bălcești, Vâlcea county) in late May 2021, are filling this gap in the known distribution of the Scarce fritillary in Romania.

Protected species, faunistic note, new record, distribution