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Coenonympha oedipus ; Apatura ilia ; Papilio machaon ; Lepidoptera ; butterflies and moths ; Narew National Park ; Insecta ; insects ; Poland ; Hesperioidea ; Papilionidea ; protected species ; rare species
The study of butterflies (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea, Papilionoidea) wascarried out in the Narew National Park, in two strictly protected areas under development: “Grobla pod Kurowem” and “Rynki”. A total of 40 butterfly species representing 5 families: Papilionidae (1 species), Pieridae (7 species), Lycaenidae (9 species), Nymphalidae (21 species) and Hesperiidae (2 species) were registered altogether. Most of these have wide distribution ranges and are commonly found in Poland, especially in various open dry habitats. Only four species: Lycaena dispar, Coenonympha oedippus, C. tulliaand Heteropterus morpheus,are primarily associated with or specific to moist habitats. Three species: Papilio machaon, Apatura ilia and C. oedippusare legally protected in Poland.