Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa” 65(2): 87-105, doi: 10.3897/travaux.65.e95146
New data on the distribution of the threatened Marsh Fritillary – Euphydryas aurinia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) – in Romania
expand article infoMihai Stănescu, Florin Prunar§, Adorian Ardelean|, Tibor-Csaba Vizauer, Alexandru Iftime#
‡ “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History, Bucharest, Romania§ University of Life Sciences "King Michael I" from Timișoara, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Biology and Plant Protection, Timisoara, Romania| myNature Association, Timișoara, Romania¶ Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania# "Grigore Antipa" National Museum of Natural History, Bucharest, Romania
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Euphydryas aurinia, a highly endangered species listed on the Annex II of the Habitats Directive as well as on the Annex II of the Bern Convention, has a wide distribution in the Palearctic realm. Although it is an intensively studied species, its distribution is still not enough known. In Romania, in the last century it has been reported almost exclusively from the regions inside and westwards to the Carpathian Mountains. Records from Oltenia and Wallachia are filling a gap in the known distribution of this butterfly in the southern part of Romania, while 13 new records consolidate the known range of this species in southern and eastern Transylvania. In order to assess the progress encountered, a critical reviewed checklist with the records of the Marsh Fritillary presented in a regional distribution map complete this paper.

protected species, faunistic note, new record, distribution