I am writing again for talking about a second field trip for mapping the genetic diversity of italian butterflies.
Today, again with Leonardo Dapporto and Alessandro Cini, we went to the eastern coast of Italy, the Adriatic Sea. Obviously we sampling also in the middle italy during the movement, like in Monte Nerone, a cool mountain seemingly devoid of butterflies (damned wind).

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Between some beers and some fishes (we don’t sampled it, just eaten), we taken 30 species:

Families: Species:
Papilionidae Iphiclides podalirius, Papilio machaon.
Hesperiidae Carcharodus alceae, Spialia sertorius, Pyrgus malvoides, Ochlodes venatus, Erynnis tages.
Pieridae Pieris napi, Anthocharis cardamines, Leptidea sinapis, Colias alfacariensis, Gonepteryx rhamni.
Nymphalidae Vanessa atalanta, Vanessa cardui, Melitaea cynthia, Melitaea didyma, Boloria euphrosyne, Euphydryas aurinia, Coenonympha pamphilus, Lasiommata megera, Lasiommata maera, Pararge aegeria.
Lycaenidae Polyommatus icarus, Polyommatus thersites, Aricia agestis, Callophrys rubi, Cupido minimus, Cupido alcetas, Glaucopsyche alexis, Pseudophilotes baton.