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  • Batáry P, Kőrösi Á, Örvössy N, Kover S, Peregovits L (2009) Species-specific distribution of two sympatric Maculinea butterflies across different meadow edges. Journal of Insect Conservation 13: 223-230. doi: 10.1007/s10841-008-9158-1
  • Bensettiti, F. & Gaudillat, V. 2004. Cahiers d'habitats Natura 2000. Connaissance et gestion des habitats et des espèces d'intérêt communautaire. Tome 7. Espèces animales. La Documentation française. 353 pp.
  • Dierks A, Fischer K (2009) Habitat requirements and niche selection of Maculinea nausithous and M. teleius (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) within a large sympatric metapopulation. Biodiversity and Conservation 18: 3663-3676. doi: 10.1007/s10531-009-9670-y
  • Drechsler M, Watzold F, Johst K, Bergmann H, Settele J (2007) A model-based approach for designing cost-effective compensation payments for conservation of endangered species in real landscapes. Biological Conservation 140: 174-186.
  • Ernst M (1999) Das Lebensraumspektrum der Ameisenbläulinge Maculinea nausithous und Maculinea teleius im Regierungsbezirk Darmstadt (Hessen) sowie Vorschläge zur Erhaltung ihrer Lebensräume. Natur und Landschaft 74: 299-305.
  • Geissler-Strobel S (1999) Landschaftsplanungsorientierte Studien zu Ökologie, Verbreitung, Gefährdung und Schutz der Wiesenknopf-Ameisen-Bläulinge Glaucopsyche (Maculinea) nausithous und Glaucopsyche (Maculinea) teleius. Nachrichten des entomologischen Vereins Apollo, Neue Folge 44: 1-105.
  • George Beccaloni, Malcolm Scoble, Ian Kitching, Thomas Simonsen, Gaden Robinson, Brian Pitkin, Adrian Hine & Chris Lyal (2013). LepIndex: LepIndex: The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (version 12.3,). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 11th March 2013 (Roskov Y., Kunze T., Paglinawan L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Culham A., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Hernandez F., De Wever A., eds). Digital resource at Species 2000: Reading, UK.
  • Grill A, Cleary DFR, Stettmer C, Bräu M, Settele J (2008) A mowing experiment to evaluate the influence of management on the activity of host ants of Maculinea butterflies. Journal of Insect Conservation 12: 617-627. doi: 10.1007/s10841-007-9098-1
  • Johst K, Drechsler M, Thomas J, Settele J (2006) Influence of mowing on the persistence of two endangered large blue butterfly species. Journal of Applied Ecology 43: 333-342.
  • Lhonoré PJ (1997) L’ amènagement d’ habitats pour une gestion durable des populations des papillons du genre Maculinea (M. alcon, M. teleius, M. nausithous) (Lepidopt., Lycaenidae). Council of Europe Environmental Encounters Series 33, 109–119.
  • Novak J, Skalicky M, Hakl J, Dvorakova E (2007) Habitat management for the protected Maculinea butterflies: The effect of mowing. Cereal Research Communications 35: 857-860. doi: 10.1556/Crc.35.2007.2.173
  • Nowicki P, Pepkowska A, Kudlek J, Skorka P, Witek M, Settele J, Woyciechowski M (2007) From metapopulation theory to conservation recommendations: Lessons from spatial occurrence and abundance patterns of Maculinea butterflies. Biological Conservation 140: 119-129. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2007.08.001
  • Nowicki P, Witek M, Skorka P, Settele J, Woyciechowski M (2005) Population ecology of the endangered butterflies Maculinea teleius and M. nausithous and the implications for conservation. Population Ecology 47: 193-202. doi: 10.1007/s10144-005-0222-3
  • Rakosy L, Tartally A, Goia M, Mihali C, Varga Z (2010) The Dusky Large Blue Maculinea nausithous kijevensis (Sheljuzhko, 1928) in the Transylvanian basin: New data on taxonomy and ecology. Nota lepidopterologica 33: 31-37.
  • Settele J, Kühn E, Thomas JA (2005)Studies on the Ecology and Conservation of Butterflies in Europe, Vol. 2: Species Ecology along a European Gradient: Maculinea butterflies as a Model. Pensoft, Sofia-Moscow, 289 pp.
  • Stettmer C, Binzenhöfer B, Gros P, Hartmann P (2001a) Habitatmanagement und Schutzmaßnahmen für die Ameisenbläulinge Glaucopsyche teleius und Glaucopsyche nausithous. Teil 1: Populationsdynamik, Ausbreitungsverhalten und Biotopverbund. Natur und Landschaft 76: 278-287.
  • Stettmer C, Binzenhöfer B, Gros P, Hartmann P (2001b) Habitatmanagement und Schutzmaßnahmen für die Ameisenbläulinge Glaucopsyche teleius und Glaucopsyche nausithous. Teil 2: Habitatansprüche, Gefährdung und Pflege. Natur und Landschaft 76: 366-376.
  • Stettmer C, Bräu M, Binzenhöfer B, Reiser B, Settele J (2008) Pflegeempfehlungen für das Management der Ameisenbläulinge Maculinea teleius, Maculinea nausithous und Maculinea alcon. Ein Wegweiser für die Naturschutzpraxis. Natur und Landschaft 83: 480-487.
  • Tartally A, Rakosy L, Vizauer TC, Goia M, Varga Z (2008) Maculinea nausithous exploits Myrmica scabrinodis in Transylvania: Unusual host ant species of myrmecophilous butterfly in an isolated region (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae; Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 51: 373-380.
  • Thomas JA (1984) The Behavior and Habitat Requirements of Maculinea nausithous (the Dusky Large Blue Butterfly) and Maculinea teleius (the Scarce Large Blue) in France. Biological Conservation 28: 325-347.
  • Witek M, Sliwinska EB, Skorka P, Nowicki P, Wantuch M, Vrabec V, Settele J, Woyciechowski M (2008) Host ant specificity of large blue butterflies Phengaris (Maculinea) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) inhabiting humid grasslands in East-central Europe. European Journal of Entomology 105: 871-877.
  • Wynhoff I (1998) The recent distribution of the European Maculinea species. Journal of Insect Conservation 2: 15-27.
  • Wynhoff I, Grutters M, van Langevelde F (2008) Looking for the ants: selection of oviposition sites by two myrmecophilous butterfly species. Animal Biology 58: 371-388. doi: 10.1163/157075608x383683
  • Wynhoff I, van Gestel R, van Swaay C, van Langevelde F (2011) Not only the butterflies: managing ants on road verges to benefit Phengaris (Maculinea) butterflies. Journal of Insect Conservation 15: 189-206. doi: 10.1007/s10841-010-9337-8


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