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List of European Butterfly Species
UPDATED CHECKLIST OF EUROPEAN BUTTERFLY SPECIES
Download : EuropeanButterflies.xls (89kb)
The list of 453 species on the first spreadsheet above comprises species found in Europe up to the eastern boundary of the European Union. It includes Cyprus, the Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Azores. A further 39 species which only occur east of the European Union (in Russia, etc) are listed separately on the second spreadsheet.
The list is up to date as at June 2017. It updates the list previously published in EIG 8 (October 2010) and includes the following new species:
One species is ‘lost’: Polyommatus galloi (Gallo’s Anomalous Blue) is now regarded as part of P. ripartii (Ripart’s Anomalous Blue).
The list has been compiled by a committee of taxonomic experts chaired by Rudi Verovnik, to whom thanks are due. The full committee comprised Rudi Verovnik, Emilio Balletto, Vlad Dinca, Zdenek Fric, Gerardo Lamas, Vladimir Lukhtanov, Miguel Munguira, Chris van Swaay, Roger Vila, Albert Vliegenthart, Niklas Wahlberg, and Martin Wiemers.
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