publication . Research . 2014

Recovery of an endangered butterfly species, Shijimiaeoides divinus, population at Azumino in Nagano Prefecture, Japan

KODA, Keiko;
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  • Published: 25 Mar 2014 Journal: 信州大学農学部紀要, volume 50, issue 1-2, pages 31-36
  • Publisher: 信州大学農学部
Abstract
The large shijimi blue, Shijimiaeoides divinus, is a grassland lycaenid butterfly classified as an endangered species by the Ministry of Environment. In this study, I report on the life history of S. divinus barine and provide new data on the recovery of the natural population in Azumino. This butterfly is single-breeded with the adults usually appearing from late May to early June in Nagano Prefecture. Only three populations of S. divinus barine are maintained in Nagano Prefecture by several volunteer groups. In Azumino, efforts to introduce individuals at pupal stage in a butterfly sanctuary failed because of appearance of the egg parasite Trichogramma chiloni...
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free text keywords: Shijimiaeoides divinus, endangered butterfly, Azumino, Trichogramma chilonis, bush burning
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