Boris Lauš

Boris Lauš
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New records of Hyles vespertilio (Esper, 1780) are reported from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. In Croatia, a single specimen was recorded on Mt. Biokovo, within the Biokovo Nature Park, southern Croatia. This is the first record in the country in 44 years. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the species was recorded at 11 localities within or...
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Here we present new records of two rare tiger beetles in Croatia, their distribution and habitat selection. Cylindera trisignata trisignata (Dejean, 1822) was recorded in Croatia,for the first time in 115 years, on Mljet Island in Blace Bay. Specimens were collected on a sandy beach, 5 - 6 m from the water’s edge sea coast. Cylindera arenaria vienn...
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The first overview of the amphibians and reptiles of Dugi Otok Island, Northern Dalmatia, is presented, based on the published data and new records collected during the last twenty years. A total of 15 species are present on the island, of which only one was not recorded on our surveys. In comparison to other islands of Northern Dalmatia, Dugi Otok...
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Across the distribution of the Caspian whipsnake (Dolichophis caspius), populations have become increasingly disconnected due to habitat alteration. To understand population dynamics and this widespread but locally endangered snake’s adaptive potential, we investigated population structure, admixture, and effective migration patterns. We took a lan...
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Lička Plješevica is an elongated mountain massif situated in the Croatian Lika region, at the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was never a target of any systematic butterfly surveys, and its butterfly fauna was poorly studied. During our surveys from 2007 to 2019, we recorded 142 butterfly species on 71 localities. Along with the records from...
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A study of the butterfly fauna of the southern Croatian islands of Lastovo and Prežba is presented. Fieldwork was carried out from 2013 to 2018, during different vegetation seasons. Altogether 30 species were recorded during the survey, including 13 new records for Lastovo. Along with Satyrium ilicis known only from the literature, 31 butterfly spe...
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Vlažna staništa pružaju mnoge usluge ekosustava, npr. služe kao prirodne retencije poplavnih voda, a mogu biti i područja za rekreaciju šire javnosti. Predstavljaju i životno važna staništa za brojne životinjske vrste, stoga su mnoga vlažna staništa pod nekim stupnjem zaštite. Unatoč tomu, fauna mnogih vlažnih staništa i dalje je većinom nepoznata,...
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In the last ten years Association Hyla gathered data about saproxylic beetles in Croatia, including family Lucanidae. Literature data was entered to Hyla Association database, and recent data was gathered through field surveys and the Bioportal-geoportal of the Croatian Nature Protection Information system. Field data was gathered systematically if...
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The pond slider Trachemy scripta was one of the most commonly exported turtles until the last decade and often released into the wild outside its native range. It was introduced to Europe, Africa, South America and Asia and included on the EU list of 100 World's Worst Invasive Alien Species and the List of invasive alien species of Union concern. T...
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A study of the butterfly fauna of the Croatian island of Korčula is presented. Fieldwork was carried out from 2011 to 2017, during several visits in different vegetation seasons, from the end of April until November. Altogether, 53 species were recorded during the survey, including 21 new records for the island. Along with literature records, 60 bu...
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The discovery of the previously unknown entomological collection of the academician Vanda Kochansky-Devidé is presented. The specimens were collected in the beginning of the 20 th century across Croatia and Slovenia, when she was only 10-14 years of age. The collection contains 341 specimens belonging to 174 species. 191 specimens belong to butterf...
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The project „Conservation of the island wetlands of the Mediterranean basin” (MedIsWet) represents a replication of the Greek island wetland inventory project on all islands of the Mediterranean Basin. An important project outcome at the national level will be the first systematic standardized island wetland inventory in Croatia which is going to b...
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Background and purpose: The moth fauna of Croatia is still insufficiently surveyed. During the last several years, several overviews of the moth fauna for several locations were published and several new species for the country had been found. Only two species from Annexes II and IV of the Habitats Directive are listed for Croatia. A third is known...
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During a nine-year survey of the Hrvatsko zagorje region carried out from 2008 until 2016 we recorded 112 butterfly species. Records were supplemented with seven species known only from literature data, which amounted to 119 species representing 60 % of the Croatian butterfly fauna. The highest butterfly diversity was registered on the mountains Iv...
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First records and notes for 21 species of Elateroidea from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia are given. Fift een species belong to Elateridae: Agriotes infuscatus Desbrocher des Loges, 1870, Ampedus nigrinus (Herbst, 1784), Ampedus scrofa Germar, 1844, Athous vittatoides Reitter, 1905, Brachygonus dubius (Platia et Cate,...
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In 2014 research was carried out into saproxylic beetle fauna in different forest communities in Kopački rit Nature Park. There were 64 species of saproxylic beetles found in the area. Among them Cucujus cinnaberinus (Scopoli, 1763) and Rhysodes sulcatus (Fabricius, 1787) are protected by the European Habitats Directive (Annex II and IV of Council...
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The amphibian and reptile fauna of North-western Croatia was never systematically surveyed and knowledge of it is incomplete. In 2008–2015, we conducted a detailed survey of the region and recorded 17 amphibian species (85% of all species in Croatia) and 13 reptile species (33% of all reptile species in Croatia). We recorded all typical and widespr...
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During research of the amphibians and reptiles of Krapina-Zagorje County, several individuals of the Viviparous Lizard, Zootoca vivipara, were recorded at two locations on Macelj Mountain for the first time. The closest known record in Croatia is Žumberak Mountain, approximately 70 km to the south-west. The new records represent the first data abou...
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Saproxylic Coleoptera are dead wood associated beetles. They have been particularly affected by forest management and make up one of the largest groups of red‐listed species in many countries. The Republic of Croatia is designated as an area with a large number of endangered species, mostly from family Cerambycidae, Elateridae and Lucanidae. The ai...
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Dinara is a mountain located in the large mountain chain Dinarides on the border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is made of carbonate rocks and is 84 kilometers long. Its peak Sinjal, also called Dinara (1831 m a.s.l.), is the highest mountain peak in Croatia. Due to its limited accessibility and mined areas, knowledge of Dinara's fl...
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Although Balkan whip snake is considered one of the most common snakes of costal Croatia and islands, there are no studies about morphological differences and distribution of Hierophis gemonensis to this day. To determine exact distribution of H. gemonensis we used HHD Hyla database of confirmed finding sites with GPS coordinates. Our goal was also...
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In 2014 and 2015, a survey to improve the knowledge about the distribution of butterflies of the subgenus Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) was carried out in southern Croatia. The first observations of a new species for the country, P. aroaniensis, were made. These localities present the northwesternmost points of the species distribution, with the closes...
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The species Cacyreus marshalli was introduced into Europe from South Africa in 1978. In Croatia its presence was noted for the first time in 2009 in Mali Lošinj. Previous research has recorded this species at around 20 localities. The...
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The Dinara Massif range is the highest mountain range in Croatia, located in the southeastern part of the country. During the last three years we conducted a butterfly survey on three mountains belonging to the Dinara Massif: Dinara, Kamešnica and Troglav. We recorded 94 butterfly species; for the first time exact localities were given for 46 of th...
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In 2007, 2008 and 2009 the authors carried out an extensive study of the amphibian and reptile fauna of the island of Mljet resulting in the detection of 12 species. one amphibian and 11 reptile species were recorded (Emys orbicularis, Testudo hermanni; Hemidactylus turcicus, Podarcis melisellensis, Dalmatolacerta oxycephala, Pseudopus apodus; Coro...
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Surveys of the butterflies and moths of the Adriatic Islands began in the second half of the 19th century, and are still being undertaken. The researchers mostly survey larger, easily accessible islands, while the smaller ones usually remain completely unsurveyed. Here we present new faunistic records of butterfly and moth species from two small, p...
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Over the four year period (2007–2010), the authors conducted a field study aimed at drawing up an inventory of batrachofauna and herpetofauna of the Zrmanja river catchment area. Eight species of amphibians and twenty one species of reptiles were detected; through the available literature overview two more reptilian and one amphibian species were a...
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this paper, we present data about the herpetofauna of the Kornati islands, with special refer-ence to Kornat and @ut, collected during several field trips in 2009. Together with the personal comments from our colleagues and literature data, 1 amphibian and 11 reptile species were re-corded on the islands. There is a possibility that Emys orbiculari...
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The aim of this study is to contribute to the knowledge of scarabaeoid beetle (Insecta, Scarabaeoidea) fauna of the river Zrmanja and its surroundings, Croatia. Beetles were sampled using standard beetle collecting methods, including hand collecting, pitfall traps and light traps throughout the season 2010. During that time, 52 scarabaeoid species...
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During the last 50 years significant fluctuations in golden jackal (Canis aureus) population size and distribution was noted in Eastern and Central Europe. First records of jackals in Croatia date from 15th century, but scientific data about their distribution was not systematically collected. In order to determine the current state and provide bas...
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Accepted: december 15 th 2010 The Dalmatian coast and islands were mainly investigated by entomologists during the 19 th and 20 th centuries, but only few species were recorded for the beetle fauna of Kornati Islands, observed after a few sporadic and short-term studies. In 2009, members of the student organization "BIUS" carried out a faunistic su...
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Many islands of the Croatian part of the Adriatic remain poorly researched. This applies to the island of Žirje as well. No detailed research into the herpetofauna of this island has ever been carried out. Between July 15 th and 24 th , 2010, a survey on the distribution of reptiles and amphibians was carried out at Žirje Island.

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The goal of this project is to survey and present the Lepidoptera diversity of Croatia. This will be done by the literature overview, new field surveys and the publication of the results. Further steps include the creation of national Red lists and Red books.