Iva Mihoci

Iva Mihoci
Croatian Natural History Museum · Department of Zoology

Ph.D.

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Throughout this research, 230 Trichoptera specimens were collected in the area of Konavle region, the southernmost area of Croatia. Altogether 21 species, 15 genera and 11 families were identified. DNA barcoding covered 41 specimens represented with 15 species collected in the Konavle region. The highest number of species was recorded at two locali...
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An updated distribution of the genus Chersotis Boisduval, 1840 in Croatia, Albania and Bulgaria is presented. A total of seven species have been recorded in Croatia so far, with Chersotis laeta leonhardi (Rebel, 1904) being recorded for the first time during this survey. Chersotis laeta achaiana Thurner, 1967 is reported as new for Albania. The rec...
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Red Lists are very valuable tools in nature conservation at global, continental and (sub-) national scales. In an attempt to prioritise conservation actions for European butterflies, we compiled a database with species lists and Red Lists of all European countries, including the Macaronesian archipelagos (Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands). In tot...
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A total 1,545 Odonata specimens stored in the collection of the Croatian Natural History Museum in Zagreb have been examined. The specimens were collected in the period between 1869 and 2011, mainly in Croatia, but also in the surrounding countries (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia) and Switzerland. An overview o...
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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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The Plitvice Lakes National Park is a unique area in the world with a great variety of aquatic habitats, including tufa barriers. UNESCO has protected this area since 1979. In this paper, detailed faunistic results of the first research on Trichoptera species conducted from 1997 to 2001 are shown. Sampling was done using both light and emergence tr...
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The biological control agent and alien invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773), once introduced for pest control in Europe, is now spreading very rapidly over the European continent, especially since 2002. In this paper we give the first documented record of H. axyridis from Albania, southeastern Europe. The species was recorded in three...
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A description of the larva of Drusus plicatus Radovanović is given for the first time. The most important diagnostic characters enabling separation from larvae of the other Drusinae from the southeast Europe are listed. Molecular, ecological, and ethological features and distribution patterns of the species are given. Additionally, information on t...
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The paper discusses the biological and ecological characteristics and distribution of 12 caddisfly species that have been ascertained to be rare, or even discovered for the first time, in Croatia: Rhyacophila palmeni, R. vulgaris, Glosossoma conformis, Wormaldia pulla, Hydroptila forcipata, Plectrocnemia geniculata, Micrasema minimum, Limnephilus g...
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In South-Eastern Europe the Balkan Peninsula represents one of the most interesting centres of biodiversity for different animal groups, including Trichoptera. The Republic of Macedonia is located in the Western Balkans, and harbours due to its geology highly diverse hydrological biotopes (rivers, streams, springs, lakes), particularly in mountain...
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In this study we present morphological, molecular and ecological features of the last instar larvae of Drusus bosnicus with data about distribution of this species in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We also included the most important diagnostic features enabling separation of larvae of D. bosnicus from larvae of the other European Drusinae and Trichoptera...
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The invasive fish species Neogobius fluviatilis was recorded at one locality on each of the two investigated rivers, Una and Kupa. The expansion of this species in Bosnia and Herzegovina is presented, as well as the habitat characteristics of the locality on the Una River. Additionally, a list of the associated fish fauna at both localities is give...
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In the spring area of the Una River the caddisfly Drusus vespertinus Marinković-Gospodnetić, 1976, which belongs to the Drusus bosnicus group, was recorded for the first time in Croatia. This is the first finding of the Drusus bosnicus group species in Croatia. This paper presents the diversity, distribution and ecology of the genus Drusus in Croat...
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The paper gives the first record of Antitype suda (Geyer, 1832) a species from the Noctuidae family, newly recorded for the fauna of Croatia, with data and localities, species distribution data and biological features.
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original scientific paper / izvorni znanstveni rad CONTRIBUTION TO The mORphOlOgy Of The BalkaN lOaCh, Cobitis elongata heCkel & kNeR, 1858 In Croatia, the Balkan loach, Cobitis elongata inhabits the Sava River basin. We found significant morphological differences between specimens inhabiting the Kupa River and those from its right tri-butary the P...
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In Croatia, the Balkan loach, Cobitis elongata inhabits the Sava River basin. We found significant morphological differences between specimens inhabiting the Kupa River and those from its right tributary the Petrinjčica River. Results of ANOVA analysis were statistically significant for 17 measurements and all statistically significant parameters w...
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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 native Asiatic Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) once introduced in Europe as a biological control agent now is considered one of the most serious invasive species on the planet, creating a risk to non target species. It was assessed to have almost the highest environmental risk index in biological control in Europe and since 2002 is spreading rapidly...
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Cacyreus marshalli (Butler, 1898) is the only butterfly introduced (non-native) into the European fauna. It was introduced in 1988 on the Balearic Islands fromwhere it spread across Europe. Materials and Methods:Cacyreusmarshalli observationswere conducted during the day at all locations. At a number of localities, geraniums as larval host plants...
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Museological processing of museum objects of water beetles in Croatian Natural History Museum is discussed, with current state and further guidelines.
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During a butterfly inventory from 2005 to 2012 on Mt Dinara along the transect from Knin to the Sinjal peak (1831 m a.s.l.), 116 species were found. There are 23 newly-found species for the Mt Dinara area, and 7 species have not been confirmed. With 130 registered species this area is a hot spot of butterfly diversity. 15 species belong to Alpine e...
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After more than 40 years the nymphalid butterfly Nymphalis vaualbum was rediscovered in Croatia. A single specimen was found on Papuk Mt. in the spring area of Dubočanka stream in July 2004. The habitats on Papuk Mt. are suitable for the species long term survival ; therefore the area was proposed as NATURA 2000 site for this threatened and protect...
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The first data on the occurence of the species Colias caucasica balcanica in Croatia are presented. Findings of this species from Mt Dinara (Croatia) in 2010 and 2011 represent the westernmost distribution point. Unlike in the south-eastern Balkans, where the distribution of C. caucasica balcanica is mainly subalpine, in the Dinaric Alps published...
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The Olive Bee Hawk moth, Hemaris croatica (Esper, 1800) is a day-flying moth described from Karlovac, Croatia, more than 200 years ago. From that time, only scattered data about its distribution in Croatia were known, without any systematic overview of its total distribution. To obtain a complete picture on the distribution of this species, literat...
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Geographic isolation, altitude, climate, landscape and habitat are significant predictors of butterfly diversity in mountain ecosystems. Their diversity and its dependence on altitude, aspect (compass bearing) and biogeographic characteristics of the butterflies were surveyed on the karst mountain Biokovo in southern Croatia. The results affirm tha...
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A “winter moth” Erannis ankerariais one of the most threatened geometrid moths in Europe, listed on both Annex II and Annex IV of the EU Habitats Directive and assigned as strictly protected taxa in Croatia. There is a great lack regarding distribution, population trend parameters and conservation status of this moth in Croatia. According to histor...
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The aim of this paper is to present a checklist of Croatian butterflies with a list of vernacular names for all species. Recent attempts to document butterfly fauna and create a national database of butterfly distribution records in Croatia resulted in a list of 195 species. The checklist is based on records from published papers, butterfly collect...
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Presented data brings data on ichthyofauna of four localities on Kupa, Orljava, Lonja and Glina Rivers of the Sava River basin (Danube drainage) in central Croatia. We have recorded one lamprey and 30 fish species, three of them not native for European fauna and eight threatened in Croatian fauna. We have found three species from the Cobitidae fami...
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A Northern Wall Brown Lasiommata petropolitana (Fabricius, 1787) was found in a closed beech forest beside the mountain trail heading from Mt. Platak to Mt. Snje`nik in June 2003. We discuss the ecological characteristics and distribution of this species in Croatia. We are including the Northern Wall Brown as 192nd species on the checklist of butte...
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Cobitis elongata and Sabanejewia balcanica from the family Cobitidae were collected monthly from September 2004 to October 2005 from the Petrinjčica River in the Danube basin of Croatia. On each sampling date, samples of the macrozoobenthos were taken from three different substrates. 1 he density of the macrozoobenthos was calculated and compared w...
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The endemic butterfly the Dalmatian Ringlet Proterebia afra dalmata (Godart, [1824]) was found at several new sites in the years 2006 and 2007. In this paper we present the current distribution of this endemic subspecies in Croatia.
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The endemic butterfly Erebia stirius kleki Lorković, 1955 was found at Klečice (Klek Mountain, western Croatia), representing the known occurrence of this subspecies in Croatia. The biology of the species, the characteristics of a newly found site and the threat status of this endemic subspecies are also briefly discussed.
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During the years 2005 and 2006, 106 butterfly species were identified on Mt. Velebit. The estimated distribution, diversity and biogeographical characteristics of each species are presented in this paper as well as a comparison between recently estimated butterfly fauna and that identified in the past century. Current check-list of 137 butterflies...
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The critically endangered butterfly Maculinea alcon was found at the locality Grubišnopoljska Bilogora in August 2006. That is the first finding of this species in the Pannonian part of Croatia and the second in Croatia as a whole. The biology of this critically endangered species is discussed, as well as some aspects of ecology and protection meas...
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The Woodland Brown butterfly Lopinga achine (Scopoli, 1763) was found during several fieldtrips in summer 2000 and 2001 in continental Croatia discovered for the first time in Istria. The discovery in Istra represents the western limit of the distribution range in Croatia. The Woodland Brown is considered rare in Croatia, according to previous find...
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The critically endangered butterfly Maculinea alcon was found at the locality Grubišnopoljska Bilogora in August 2006. That is the first finding of this species in the Pannonian part of Croatia and the second in Croatia as a whole. The biology of this critically endangered species is discussed, as well as some aspects of ecology and protection meas...
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The endemic butterfly Erebia stirius kleki Lorković, 1955 was found at Klečice (Klek Mountain, western Croatia), representing the known occurrence of this subspecies in Croatia. The biology of the species, the characteristics of a newly found site and the threat status of this endemic subspecies are also briefly discussed.
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The endemic butterfly the Dalmatian Ringlet Proterebia afra dalmata (Godart, [1824]) was found at several new sites in the years 2006 and 2007. In this paper we present the current distribution of this endemic subspecies in Croatia.
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This paper presents the first verified find of the species Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) damon (Denis and Schiffermüller, 1775) (syn.: ausonia Verity, 1915) (Lycaenidae, Polyommatini) in the Croatian butterfly fauna. The real status and presence of this species in Croatia was uncertain until the recent discovery. The Damon Blue was found in south-easte...
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Previously there were several known finding sites of Chapman's Blue (Polyommatus thersites (Cantener, 1835) in Croatia. In summer 2005 the Chapman's Blue was found on the Mt Kamešnica, southern Croatia. In this paper we disscuss the distribution and the biology of the species as well as the need for complete distribution and habitat characteristics...
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This article presents the first data about the presence of the species Grecian Copper Lycaena ottomanus (Lefèbvre, 1830) (Lycaenidae, Lycaeninae) in Croatia. For the first time, the species was recorded on Sniježnica Mountain (south-eastern Croatia, southern Dalmatia), in Kuna Konavoska village (720 a.s.l.) on June 30, 2005. The first record of the...
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This paper presents new findings of the rare butterfly Proterebia afra dalmata (Godart, [1824]) along the Dalmatian coast in Croatia. The subspecies was found on seven new sites: in Lozovac near the Krka National Park, in the vicinity of the main spring of the Cetina River, near Velo Blato on the island of Pag and at four locations on the northern...
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We present the first list of butterflies of Blidinje Nature Park, comprising 91 estimated species. The estimated number of species constitutes about 90 % of the potential Rhopalocera fauna in this area.

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SUMMARY Accurate identification of species is fundamental for research in the fields of taxonomy, biogeography, phylogeny, phylogeography and conservation biology as well as for biodiversity assessment. However, in many animal groups, especially some groups of invertebrates and particularly in their immature life stages (i.e. larvae of insects), it is often extremely difficult or even impossible to recognize species using morphological approaches. To overcome those problems, DNA barcoding was proposed in 2003. as a universal system for assignment of specimens to a particular species but also as a tool for recognition of yet undescribed morphologically indistinguishable cryptic species. The method is based on the sequencing of standardized, ~650 bp long fragment of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene (COI). Geographically located in the Western Balkan and Mediterranean basin, Croatian territory has great habitat diversity and represents one of the European biodiversity hotspots. High biodiversity index is direct consequence of very diverse habitats, climatic and hydrological features as well as complex geological history of the region. Many animal groups have been inadequately investigated and underrepresented in the faunistic studies, and especially in the cases of morphologically very similar species. Several recent reviews pointed out on a number of erroneous determinations regarding Croatian fauna. The primary goal of the proposed research project is to investigate the amount and geographic distribution of the genetic biodiversity of selected groups of Croatian fauna by using DNA barcoding methodology, flagging species for further rigorous taxonomic, phylogenetic and phylogeographic studies. Additionally, the generation of DNA barcodes for the large number of Croatian animal species will greatly contribute to more precise whole Croatian species inventory which according to the Biological and landscape diversity strategy represents a high priority activity. Establishment of such national library of genetic biodiversity will certainly contribute to the recognition of Croatian identity on the global level and enriching international data basis (BOLD and GenBank) with DNA barcodes of not yet represented taxa and taxa from this underrepresented geographic region. In the frame of the proposed project the priority will be given to potentially taxonomically especially interesting groups, that have taxonomic expert among project collaborators, certain amount of already collected material, and groups for which DNA barcoding is already in progress within other European barcode initiatives. DNA barcodes obtained in this research will enable simple, fast and accurate identification for a great number of species, and flag certain groups for further investigation. They would provide insights in geographical distribution of genetic diversity of already described, but very probably also of some still unrecognized or overlooked, cryptic, probably endemic species in Croatia. The assessment of the extent and distribution of the genetic biodiversity of Croatian fauna will be of primary importance for the development of strategies and action plans for the conservation of biodiversity in Croatia. since the detection of the deep intraspecific evolutionary branches will help to define the evolutionarily significant units (ESU) for the conservation. Obtained data will also represent a valuable contribution for the establishment of new and filling the gaps of current phylogenetic and phylogeographic studies. In addition, these results will also find application in biomonitoring as well as for epidemiological studies (identification and monitoring of disease vectors).
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What are the objectives of NIP? The overall development objectives of the project are to: Help support National Parks, Nature Parks and County Public Institutions for management of protected natural values to implement European ecological network Natura 2000 objectives in investment programs; strengthen capacity for biodiversity monitoring and EU-compliant reporting; and introduce programs that involve a wide group of stakeholders in Natura 2000 network management. Lepidoptera team is included in Ecological Network Data Systems activities: Biological inventory, habitat mapping and upgrading of data systems to fulfill EU reporting requirements. The project is managed by the Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection. The project is financed through a World Bank Investment Loan.