Figure 1.1 Butterflies from ancient Greece

Figure 1.2 A typical life cycle

Figure 1.3 The typical form of a caterpillar

Figure 1.4 The typical form of an adult

Figure 1.5 The “map” of the wings

Map 2.1 Geological zones of Europe

Map 2.2 Geotectonic zones of Greece

Map 2.3 Climate types of Greece

Map 2.4 Annual rainfall in Greece

Diagram 2.5 Temperature and rainfall for the last 44 years in Greece

Diagram 3.1 Species and families

Map 3.2.1 The major geographical areas of Greece

Map 3.2.2 Division of Greece into 13 floristic regions

Map, diagrams and Plates 3.3 Typical presentation of a species

Map 3.4 Investigated localities for all species

Figures 3.5.1-14 Characteristic marks of the species

Plates 3.6.1-2 Summary of the description of the species

Plate 4.1 Number of localities, from plates K,L,M,N and O for all 234 species

Plate 4.2 Endemic species

Plate 4.3 Status and trend in distribution of species

Plate 4.4 Species in Greece and neighbouring countries

Plate 4.5 Number of species in families in several localities

Figure 4.6 Morphometrical analysis for species of genus Hipparchia.

Plate 4.7 Morphometrical analysis for species of genus Hipparchia.

Charts 4.8.a, b, c Morphometrical analysis for species of genus Hipparchia.

Figures 4.9.1-2 Details of the unh for individuals of genus Hipparchia.

Plate 4.10.1 Results of morphometrical analysis of 421 males of genus Polyommatus.

Plate 4.10.2 Results of morphometrical analysis of 335 females of genus Polyommatus.

Plate 4.11 Species of genus Erebia and the Proterebia afra in several areas of Greece

Plate 4.12 Species, area and months of the investigations for 81 islands of Greece

Chart 4.13 Species and area for groups of 81 islands of Greece

Chart 4.14 Estimation of species in Aegean

Chart 4.15 Total number of species for all 1260 localities 6’X6’

Chart 4.16 Important butterfly areas in Greece

Η παρουσίαση του θέματος του βιβλίου απαιτεί την χρήση επιστημονικής ορολογίας, γιά την ακριβή περιγραφή των ειδών. Επειδή όμως κρίθηκε σκόπιμη η διευκόλυνση του αναγνωστικού κοινού, έτσι ώστε να γίνει κτήμα και των μη ειδικών, επιλέχθηκε η μερική χρήση κοινών ονομασιών. Έτσι π.χ. χρησιμοποιήθηκε η λέξη κάμπια αντί “κάμπη”, φτερό αντί “πτέρυξ”, κατοικία αντί “ενδιαίτημα” κλπ.

Αντίθετα διατηρήθηκε κατά περίπτωση η επιστημονική ορολογία π.χ. προσακτρίδα, androconia, όλα τα ονόματα των οικογενειών, των γενών και των υποειδών κλπ., επειδή δεν υπάρχουν δόκιμοι κοινοί όροι στην Ελληνική γλώσσα, αντίθετα με ότι συμβαίνει στην Αγγλική, που διαθέτει κοινά ονόματα γιά όλες τις πεταλούδες όπως π.χ. Swallotail γιά την Papilio machaon, Scarce swallotail for Iphiclides podalirius etc.



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