Leptidea juvernica Williams, 1946

Franeta, Filip, 2018, Checklist of the butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) of Montenegro, Zootaxa 4392 (1), pp. 128-148: 138

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4392.1.6

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:ED61AE1A-FF8A-4B49-8A78-7E5EE7296A77

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F24A64-0135-A946-FF39-ABEEFE2AFD5F

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Leptidea juvernica Williams, 1946
status

 

Leptidea juvernica Williams, 1946  

– This species was reported by Jakšić & Ristić (1999) based on genitalia analysis of a single specimen from the Durmitor National park. It was originally reported as L. reali   ; however, recent research has shown that only L. juvernica   inhabits the Balkan Peninsula ( Shtinkov et al. 2016). Therefore, the record of L. reali   should be regarded as L. juvernica   in this paper. Although the species is probably much more widespread in Montenegro, correct determination necessitates genitalia and/or DNA analysis, and the relatively recent separation of the species from its sibling species L. sinapis   and L. reali   ( Dincă et al. 2011, 2013) has made this even more necessary.

DNA

Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Leptidea