PREFACE

Αn update of distribution Maρs, Plates and Diagrams 3.3, in Μaρ 3.4 are presented (in page 40 of the second edition of the book ΤΗΕ BUTTERFLIES OF GREECE, 2009), in Chart 4.15 (in page 736) and in Chart 4.16 (in page 738).

This update is made after in total 461253 records for the butterflies of Greece (till 31 ΧΙΙ 2021) for a total number of 1710 investigated localities 6’Χ6′; this is the 83.05% of territory of Greece, apart of all 2059 localities 6’Χ6′ all over Greece (compare to 265134 records, 1260 localities 6’Χ6′ and 61.19% in 2008).

This increase in records is made after personal investigations (from 2008-2023) and mainly after the many published papers in entomological magazines and the generous offer from many recorders (listed below) from Greece and abroad, who send comments and records for the butterflies of Greece. This  update is dedicated to all those who offer their comments and send and trust to me their records; to all I express my gratitude.

Α list with a number of sites (from which records for the butterflies of Greece were obtained) is presented; the existence of a group for the butterflies of Greece and Cyprus is also noted (with 3952 members at 7 ΧΙΙ 2022) in  http://www.facebook.com/groups/420659294633829/

Now in Greece there are 236 species; see Wiemers et al. (2018) https://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.811.28712 and Zhang et al in https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8018707/

Additional comments are noted in some of the pages; also there are Links to web pages with photos and details of the wings, suggested for a correct identification from photos.

For 165 new photographs, 6 free applications and more details see in URL: https://www.pamperis.gr and in https://www.pamperis.gr/btf_site/ and in https://www.pamperis.gr/recognition/index.html for automatic recognition of butterflies.

Larissa 1 January 2023

Lazaros Ν. Pamperis

PREFACE

 

Αη update of distribution Maps, Plates and Diagrams 3.3, in Map 3.4 are presented (in page 40 of the second edition of the book ΤΗΕ BUTTERFLIES OF GREECE, 2009), in Chart 4.15 (in page 736) and in Chart 4.16 (in page 738).

This update is made after in total 437283 records for the butterflies of Greece (till 31 ΧΙΙ 2021) for a total number of 1672 investigated localities 6’Χ6′; this is the 81.20% of territory of Greece, a part of all 2059 localities 6’Χ6′ all over Greece (compare to 265134 records, 1260 localities 6’Χ6′ and 61.19% in 2008).

This increase in records is made after personal investigations (from 2008-2022) and mainly after the many published  papers in  entomological magazines and the generous offer from many recorders (listed below) from Greece and abroad, who send comments and records for the butterflies of Greece. This update is dedicated to all those who offer their comments and send and trust to me their records; to all I express my gratitude.

Α list with a number of sites (from which records for the butterflies  of Greece  were obtained) is presented; the existence of a group for the butterflies of Greece and Cyprus is also noted (with 3887 members at 9 ΧΙΙ 2021) in http://www.facebook.com/groups/420659294633 829/ Now in Greece there are 236 species; see Wiemers et al. (2018) https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.811.28712

Additional comments are noted in some of the pages; also there are Links to web pages with photos and details of the wings, suggested for a correct identification from photos.

For 165 new photographs, 6 free applications  and more details see in URL: https://www.pamperis.gr

and in https://www.pamperis.gr/btf_site/ and in https://www.pamperis.gr/recognition/index.html for automatic recognition of butterflies.

Larissa 1 January 2022

Lazaros Ν. Pamperis

PREFACE

An update of distribution Maps, Plates and Diagrams 3.3, in Map 3.4 are presented (in page 40 of the second edition of the book THE BUTTERFLIES OF GREECE, 2009), in Chart 4.15 (in page 736) and in Chart 4.16 (in page 738).

This update is made after in total 425387 records for the butterflies of Greece (till 31 XII 2020) for a total number of 1646 investigated localities 6’Χ6′; this is the 79.94% of territory of Greece, a part of all 2059 localities 6’Χ6′ all over Greece (compare to 265134 records, 1260 localities 6’Χ6′ and 61.19% in 2008).

This increase in records is made after personal investigations (from 2008-2021) and mainly after the many published papers in entomological magazines and the generous offer from many recorders (listed below) from Greece and abroad, who send comments and records for the butterflies of Greece. This update is dedicated to all those who offer their comments and send and trust to me their records; to all I express my gratitude.

A list with a number of sites (from which records for the butterflies of Greece were obtained) is presented; the existence of a group for the butterflies of Greece and Cyprus is also noted (with 3705 members at 21 XI 2020) in http://www.facebook.com/groups/420659294633829/

Now in Greece there are 235 species; see Wiemers et al. (2018) https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.811.28712

Additional comments are noted in some of the pages.

For 165 new photographs, 6 free applications and more details see in URL: http://www.pamperis.gr in the 6 free applications in http://www.pamperis.gr/btf_site/ and in http://www.pamperis.gr/recognition/index.html for automatic recognition of butterflies.

Larissa 1 January 2021

Lazaros N. Pamperis

PREFACE

An update of distribution Maps, Plates and Diagrams 3.3, in Map 3.4 are presented (in page 40 of the second edition of the book THE BUTTERFLIES OF GREECE, 2009), in Chart 4.15 (in page 736) and in Chart 4.16 (in page 738).

This update is made after in total 407512 records for the butterflies of Greece (till 31 XII 2019) for a total number of 1616 investigated localities 6’Χ6′; this is the 78.63% of territory of Greece, a part of all 2059 localities 6’Χ6′ all over Greece (compare to 265134 records, 1260 localities 6’Χ6′ and 61.19% in 2008).

This increase in records is made after personal investigations (from 2008-2020) and mainly after the many published papers in entomological magazines and the generous offer from many recorders (listed below) from Greece and abroad, who send comments and records for the butterflies of Greece. This update is dedicated to all those who offer their comments and send and trust to me their records; to all I express my gratitude.

A list with a number of sites (from which records for the butterflies of Greece were obtained) is presented; the existence of a group for the butterflies of Greece and Cyprus is also noted (with 2742 members at 31 XII 2019) in http://www.facebook.com/groups/420659294633829/.

Now in Greece there are 235 species; see Wiemers et al. (2018) https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.811.28712

Additional comments are noted in some of the pages.

For 165 new photographs, 6 free applications and more details see in URL: http://www.pamperis.gr and in http://www.pamperis.gr/btf_site/

Larissa 1 January 2020
Lazaros N. Pamperis

PREFACE

An update of distribution Maps, Plates and Diagrams 3.3, in Map 3.4 are presented (in page 40 of the second edition of the book THE BUTTERFLIES OF GREECE, 2009), in Chart 4.15 (in page 736) and in Chart 4.16 (in page 738). This update is made after in total 385795 records for the butterflies of Greece (till 31 XII 2018) for a total number of 1569 investigated localities 6’Χ6′; this is the 76.20% of territory of Greece, a part of all 2059 localities 6’Χ6′ all over Greece (compare to 265134 records, 1260 localities 6’Χ6′ and 61.19% in 2008). This increase (of 31.27%) in records is made after personal investigations (from 2008-2019) and mainly after the many published papers in entomological magazines and the generous offer from many recorders (listed below) from Greece and abroad, who send comments and records for the butterflies of Greece.

This update is dedicated to all those who offer their comments and send and trust to me their records; to all I express my gratitude. A list with a number of sites (from which records for the butterflies of Greece were obtained) is presented; the existence of a group for the butterflies of Greece and Cyprus is also noted (with 2436 members at 13 XII 2018) in http://www.facebook.com/groups/420659294633829/ . In the second edition of the book 234 species were presented and additionally the species Cacyreus marshalli.

Two new (for Greece) species should be added to these 235 species: Melitaea syriaca and Boloria seleneDuring 2017 new discoveries for the butterflies of Greece were made: Polyommatus timfristos (new in Science) and also the rare species Muschampia cribrellum. During 2018 the species Zizeeria karsandra found in eleven new localities in Crete, confirming again the very old records.

The total number of species of the butterflies of Greece is now up to 239. Two more Maps are presented for Thaleropis ionia (in Kastellorizo island) and Deudorix livia (in Attika); however the presence of this two species is not confirmed yet. Additional comments are noted in some of the 247 pages.

For 165 new photographs, 6 free applications and more details see in URL: http://www.pamperis.gr and in http://www.pamperis.gr/btf_site/

Larissa 1 January 2019
Lazaros N. Pamperis

PREFACE

An update of distribution Maps, Plates and Diagrams 3.3, in Map 3.4 are presented (in page 40 of the second edition of the book THE BUTTERFLIES OF GREECE, 2009), in Chart 4.15 (in page 736) and in Chart 4.16 (in page 738).

This update is made after in total 371870 records for the butterflies of Greece (till 31 XII 2017) for a total number of 1553 investigated localities 6’Χ6′; this is the 75.42% of territory of Greece, a part of all 2059 localities 6’Χ6′ all over Greece (compare to 265134 records, 1260 localities 6’Χ6′ and 61.19% in 2008).

This increase (of 28.70%) in records is made after personal investigations (from 2008-2018) and mainly after generous offer from so many recorders for the butterflies of Greece, from Greece and abroad. This update is dedicated to all those who send and trust to me their records.

In the second edition of the book 234 species were presented and Cacyreus marshalli. Two new (for Greece) species should be added to these 235 species: Melitaea syriaca and Boloria selene. During 2017 new discoveries for the butterflies of Greece were made: Polyommatus timfristos (new in Science) and also the rare species Muschampia cribrellum. The total number of species of the butterflies of Greece is now up to 239.

Two more Maps are presented for Thaleropis ionia (in Kastellorizo island) and Deudorix livia (in Attika); however the presence of this two species is not confirmed yet.

Additional comments are noted in some of the 247 pages.

For 165 new photographs, 6 free applications and more details see in URL: http://www.pamperis.gr and in http://www.pamperis.gr/btf_site/

Larissa 15 May 2018
Lazaros N. Pamperis