Jewels in the mist: a synopsis on the highly endangered butterfly species the Violet copper, Lycaena helle.

Jewels in the mist: a synopsis on the highly endangered butterfly species the Violet copper, Lycaena helle. Jan Christian Habel.
Jewels in the mist: a synopsis on the highly endangered butterfly species the Violet copper, Lycaena helle.

Sofia: Pensoft, 2014. Octavo, paperback, colour photographs, maps.

This book brings together 19 papers on the biogeography, ecology and conservation of the Violet Copper Lycaena helle. Although the focus is on a single butterfly species, this taxon stands as a representative for many endangered species and populations. Thus, this compilation is more than a simple monograph on the Violet Copper. Leading experts from all over Europe describe the history and ecology of remnant populations, raise the question on how and why to protect relict occurrences and highlight the relevance of combining different methods, which are described in six method boxes. Finally, this book also is a plea for bringing together theoretical and practical conservationists.

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