Language: English with one Italian contribution
This second volume of Lepidoptera Italica, dedicated to areas of prime interest for Italian butterflies and moths, moves further towards its vision to promote knowledge about Italian Lepidoptera.
In this volume readers will find articles dealing with National Parks such as Val Grande, Foreste Casentinesi, Circeo and La Maddalena or other nature preserves, including the Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino Nature Park and Grotticelle Nature Reserve. Other contributions detail the fauna of
important sites such as Tavolara and nearby islands and the Silver fir forests of Calabrian 'Serre'. In addition to La Maddalena and Tavolara archipelagos, a third article on the Pontine Islands focuses on the fauna of small islands.
Like the first volume, a faunistic focus is maintained herein but readers will also find numerous ecological and biogeographical references throughout the text, not least a conclusive clarification of the natural host plants of the European Bramea, which is one of the longest unresolved issues in Italian lepidopterology.
Data to almost 1,500 species are provided, more than 300 specimens and several habitats are illustrated in colour.