Study species
Work packages



Thomas JA, Simcox DJ, Clarke RT (2009) Successful conservation of a threatened Maculinea butterfly. Science 325, 80-83.

Settele J, Kühn E (2009) Insect Conservation. Science 325, 41-42.


Barbero F, Bonelli S, Thomas JA, Baletto E, Schönrogge K (2009) Acoustical mimicry in a predatory social parasite of ants. Journal of Experimental Biology 212, 4084-4090.


Thomas JA, Schönrogge K, Bonelli S, Barbero F, Baletto E (2010) Corruption of ant acoustical signals by mimetic social parasites. Communicative & Integrative Biology 3, 1-4.


Nowicki P, Bonelli S, Barbero F, Balletto E (2009) Relative importance of density-dependent regulation and environmental stochasticity for butterfly population dynamics. Oecologia 161, 227-239.


Patricelli D, Witek M, Barbero F, Casacci LP, Bonelli S, Balletto E (2010) Evidence of high larval host ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) specificity in the first post-adoption phase for the myrmecophilous butterfly Phengaris (Maculinea) nausithous (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Sociobiology 55, 861-869.


Musche M, Settele J, Durka W (2010) Performance and response to defoliation of Sanguisorba officinalis (Rosaceae) seedlings from mown and successional habitats. Botany 88, 691-697.


Wang M, Settele J (2010) Notes on and key to the genus Phengaris (s. str.) (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) from mainland China with description of a new species. Zookeys 48, 21-28.


Kubisch A, Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ (2010) On the elasticity of range limits during phases of expansion. Ecology 91, 3094-3099.


Witek M, Nowicki P, Śliwinska BE, Skórka P, Settele J, Schӧnrogge K, Woyciechowski M (2010) Local host ant specificity of Phengaris (Maculinea) teleius butterfly, an obligatory social parasite of Myrmica ants. Ecological Entomology 35, 557-564.


Sielezniew M, Patricelli D, Dziekańska I, Barbero F, Casacci LP, Witek M, Balletto E, Bonelli S (2010) The first record of M. lonae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) as a host of socially parasitic Blue butterfly Phengaris (Maculinea) arion. Sociobiology 56, 465-475.


Van Swaay C, Harpke A, Van Strien A, Fontaine B, Stefanescu C, Roy DB, Maes D, Kühn E, unap E, Regan E, Ŝvitra G, Heliölä J, Settele J, Musche M, Warren M, Plattner M, Kuussaari M, Cornish N, Schweiger O, Feldmann R, Julliard R, Verovnik R, Roth T, Brereton T, Devictor V (2010) The impact of climate change on butterfly communities 1990-2009. Report VS2010.025, Butterfly Conservation & De Vlinderstichting, Wageningen.


Casacci LP, Witek M, Barbero F, Patricelli D, Solazzo G, Baletto E, Bonelli S (2011) Habitat preferences of Maculinea arion and its Myrmica host ants: implications for habitat management in Italien Alps. Journal of Insect Conservation 15, 103-110.


Isaac NJB, Girardello M, Brereton TM, Roy DB (2011) Butterfly abundance in a warming climate: patterns in space and time are not congruent. Journal of Insect Conservation 15, 233-240.


Thomas JA, Simcox DJ, Hovestadt T (2011) Evidence based conservation of butterflies. Journal of Insect Conservation 15, 241-258.


Bonelli S, Witek M, Canterino S, Sielezniew M, Stankiewicz-Fiedurek A, Tartally A, Balletto E & Schӧnrogge K (2011) Distribution, host specificity and the potential for cryptic speciation in hoverfly Microdon myrmicae (Diptera: Syrphidae), a social parasite of Myrmica ants. Ecological Entomology 36, 135-143.


Witek M, Particelli D, Casacci LP, Barbero F, Balletto E & Bonelli S (2011) Notes on the biology and host ant specificity of the myrmecophilous syrphid fly Microdon major (Diptera: Syrphidae), a social parasite of Formica ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 57, 261-269.


Settele J, Barbero F, Musche M, Thomas JA, Schönrogge K (2011) Singing the Blues: from experimental biology to conservation application. Journal of Experimental Biology 214, 1407-1410.


Bonelli S, Cerrato C, Loglisci N, Baletto E (in press) Population extinctions in the Italian diurnal Lepidoptera: ananalysis of possible causes. Journal of Insect Conservation.


Hovestadt T, Binzenhöfer B, Nowicki P, Settele J (in press) Do all inter-patch movements represent dispersal? A mixed kernel study of butterfly mobility in fragmented landscapes. Journal of Animal Ecology.


Kubisch A, Poethke HJ, Hovestadt T (in press) Density-dependent dispersal and the formation of range borders. Ecography.


Li X, Zhang Y, Fang J, Schweiger O, Setttele J (in press) A butterfly hot spot in western China, its environmental threats and conservation. Journal of Insect Conservation.



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