Butterflies in the Benelux
Frits Bink & Rosita Moenen 2015

Based on: Dagvlinders in de Benelux 2013
Revised and extended
Edited by Sylvain Cuvelier & Peter Russell
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Vlaamse Vereniging voor Entomologie
VVE Werkgroep Dagvlinders


Flemish Entomological Society
VVE Workgroup Butterflies


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1. Benelux
state of the butterfly fauna – existing landscapes

2. Names of the butterflies
history - changes - chosen principle

3. Species, subspecies and form
difference and likeness - practical manageability

4. Construction and function
caterpillar and butterfly - growth and reproduction

5. Behaviour of butterflies
landmarks - congener - courtship

6. Development, capacity, limitation
differences - growth and warmth - limitation and thresholds 

7. Continuous changing environment
adaptations - surviving unpredictability - hereditary changes  

8. Behaviour over time
seven traits involved in adjusting the life cycle

9. Behaviour in space
four traits involved in making use of space, exercise in use GPS-receiver

10. Defence against threats
defence against biotic stress, mimicry, myrmecophily - defy physical stress

11. Search for food
butterfly and larva - specialists and grass eaters

12. Ecological profile
selecting data - arrangement frame - application

13. Phenogram
diagram of average period of appearance

14. Climate matrix
construction climate diagram, heat-sum and climate window, application

15. Habitat characteristics
landscapes - parts of landscape - habitat - space and species

16. Family traits
skippers - swallowtails - whites and yellows - metalmarks - blues, coppers, hairstreaks - brush-footed butterflies


Contact Werkgroep Dagvlinders: Jurgen Couckuyt