Matteo Gabaglio's scientific contributions

Publications (3)

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In this study we apply a new monitoring1890 technique for butterflies in order to get more insights into the habitat use patterns of Erebia christi Rätzer (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). This European endemic is a rare and very localized butterfly species, found alongside steep slopes in a restricted area in the Alps, at the border between Italy and Swit...
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Species inventories represent a key instrument by which the biodiversity of an area can be better understood and are essential in developing optimal management plans for conservation. We present an annotated checklist of the butterfly fauna (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea) of the Special Area of Conservation Alpi Veglia – Devero – Monte Giove, in the n...
Conference Paper
Erebia christi is an endemic species of the European Alps, listed in the Habitats Directive (Annexes II and IV). It occurs in a very small area in the Laggintal valley in Switzerland and in 1972 was discovered also in Italy. Despite it being the rarest European butterfly, E. christi is one of the least known. It is found on steep, sunny slopes with...

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... These butterflies are among the least studied butterflies in Europe; when a literature research on the ISI Web of Knowledge is performed, Erebia christi results in having three studies, of Enrico Parile and Irene Piccini have contributed equally to the research. which one investigated the population size (Battisti et al. 2021); while for P. humedasae, there was only one study. The ISI Web of Knowledge research shows 24 studies for P. ripartii, of which only three related to the ecology and biology of P. ripartii (Lafranchis and Lafranchis 2012;Przybylowicz 2014, Pérez-Fernández et al. 2019. ...
... Reasons for its decline remain unclear, although being a strictly eualpine species the reduction in snow cover under which the caterpillars overwinter may seriously affect the survival of preimaginal instars. In addition, it is definitely subject to over-collecting (Battisti et al., 2016). Indeed, one of the location is out of the Natura 2000 network and quite far from the protected area. ...