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American Journal of Zoological Research. 2013, 1(1), 12-16
DOI: 10.12691/ajzr-1-1-3
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Taxonomic Data for Pieridae Family (Rhopalocera) of the Sharr Mountain and its Surroundings (Mavrovo and Pollog)

Xhezair Abdija1, Nexhbedin Beadini1, Sheqibe Beadini1 and Arburim Iseni1,

1Department of Biology, State University of Tetovo, Macedonia

Pub. Date: October 20, 2013

Cite this paper:
Xhezair Abdija, Nexhbedin Beadini, Sheqibe Beadini and Arburim Iseni. Taxonomic Data for Pieridae Family (Rhopalocera) of the Sharr Mountain and its Surroundings (Mavrovo and Pollog). American Journal of Zoological Research. 2013; 1(1):12-16. doi: 10.12691/ajzr-1-1-3

Abstract

This research was carried out in the Sharr mountain massif, Pollog valley and Mavrovo National Park (northwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia). Although in the past this territory was explored several times by different local and international researchers, we still considered that it needs to be explored again. This animal group requires a special study research consideration and attention and also special a special approach towards finding any eventually new species or species that may be in extinction for this territory. Hitherto, 500 specimens belonging to the family Pieridae were found and 16 species have been determined belonging to 7 genera and 3 subfamilies. Samples were collected at 18 stations of different heights above the sea level and in different habitats. For each survey station data were recorded on each habitat type, height above sea level (Altitude), geographical latitude and length (Longitude).

Keywords:
Rhopalocerofaunae Pieridae Distribution Sharr Mountain Macedonia

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