Colias caucasica Staudinger, 1871

Franeta, Filip, 2018, Checklist of the butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) of Montenegro, Zootaxa 4392 (1), pp. 128-148: 137

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/03F24A64-0136-A945-FF39-A9AEFD99FAC7

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Colias caucasica Staudinger, 1871
status

 

Colias caucasica Staudinger, 1871  

—In Montenegro the species was first observed by Nicholl (1902) in the Tara gorge   , however, no specimens could be sampled owing to the fast flight of the butterfly. In later surveys in the area of the Durmitor National park no specimens were observed ( Bretherton 1973; Cribb 1973; Sijarić et al. 1984; Švara et al. 2015) until it was rediscovered by Nahirnić et al. (2015). The species is also mentioned for Mt. Sinjajevina in Tolman & Lewington (2008), but the author could not find the source of this record. Colias caucasica   was also observed from Mt. Komovi and Čakor pass (Franeta & Gascoigne-Pees pers. obs.) in the first half of July. In recent years several new populations have been discovered in Serbia ( Franeta & Đurić 2011) and the species was first reported for Croatia (Tvrtković et al. 2011).This species is probably much more widespread in the northern regions of Montenegro.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Colias