Fruska Gora National Park

Sremska, Serbia

Fruska Gora National Park

Sremska, Serbia
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Curcic S.B.,University of Belgrade | Pantelic D.V.,University of Belgrade | Curcic B.P.,University of Belgrade | Savic-Sevic S.N.,University of Belgrade | And 5 more authors.
Microscopy Research and Technique | Year: 2012

Apatura ilia (Denis and Schiffermüller, 1775) and A. iris (Linnaeus, 1758) are fascinating butterflies found in the Palaearctic ecozone (excepting the north of Africa). The wings of these insects are covered with a great number of two types of scales positioned like roof tiles. Type I scales are on the surface, while type II scales are situated below them. The structural color of the type I scales is recognized only on the dorsal side of both the fore and hind wings of the males of the aforementioned species. Both types of scales are responsible for pigment color of the wings, but iridescence is observed only in the type I scales. The brilliant structural color is due to a multilayer structure. The features of the scales, their dimensions and fine structure were obtained using scanning electron microscopy. Cross sections of the scales were then analyzed by transmission electron microscopy. The scales of the "normal" and clytie forms of A. ilia have a different nanostructure, but are of the same type. A similar type of structure, but with a different morphology, was also noticed in A. iris. The scales of the analyzed species resemble the scales of tropical Morpho butterflies. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Stojanovic D.V.,Fruska Gora National Park | Curcic S.B.,University of Belgrade
Acta Zoologica Bulgarica | Year: 2011

Both faunistic and zoogeographical analysis of the family Noctuidae from Serbia have been made on the basis of available literature data and examination of specimens from different collections and from personally collected moth material. Totally 564 species, 231 genera, and 23 subfamilies of Noctuidae are evidented from Serbia until now. Eight species are here recorded as new for the territory of Serbia. The greatest number of findings is registered from the territory of Central and Western Serbia, while the Southern Serbia is the least explored region at the moment. Zoogeographically, majority of species are with Eurasian distribution (53.72%), while Mediterranean-Asian (35.64%) and Holarctic (4.61%) species are somewhat less abundant. Atlantic-Mediterranean, paleotropical-subtropical, cosmopolitan, and European faunistic elements are scarce.

Vrbica M.,University of Belgrade | Curcic S.,University of Belgrade | AntiC D.,University of Belgrade | Petrovic A.,University of Belgrade | And 6 more authors.
Archives of Biological Sciences | Year: 2013

The following new cavernicolous ground beetle taxa are described from three caves in eastern Serbia: Duvalius (Paraduvalius) trifunovici sp. n., from the Mandina Pecina Cave, village of Zlot, near Bor, Kucajske Planine Mts., D. (P.) rtanjensis sp. n., from the Golema Porica Pit, Mt. Rtanj, and Glabroduvalius gen. n., G. tupiznicensis sp. n., from the Gornja Lenovacka Pecina Cave, village of Lenovac, near Zaječar, Mt. Tupižnica. The new taxa are easily distinguished from related organisms. All important morphological features have been listed, along with the diagnoses and illustrations of the taxa. The new taxa are relicts and endemics of eastern Serbia and probably belong to old phyletic lineages of Tertiary or even pre-Tertiary origin.

Gavrilovic B.,University of Belgrade | Gavrilovic B.,Sinisa Stankovic Institute for Biological Research | Curcic S.,University of Belgrade | Stojanovic D.,Fruska Gora National Park | And 2 more authors.
Sumarski List | Year: 2014

Leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) have not been suffi ciently studied in Serbia so far. The species of the family were investigated in a protected area - the Fruška Gora National Park (Vojvodina Province, Northern Serbia) over the period of 11 years (2001-2011). Mt. Fruška Gora is an isolated island mountain in the Pannonian Plain and is characterized by a complex assembly of forest, meadow, shrubby, grassland, cultivated land, wetland, and aquatic phytocenoses. At total of 99 chrysomelid species from 42 genera and 11 subfamilies were identifi ed from the area. The data on nutritional preference of the found Chrysomelidae species and host plants are given by own observations in nature. Furthermore, economically important leaf beetle species (i.e., forest and crop pests) are identifi ed and briefl y discussed as well. The registered species can be classifi ed into seven chorotypes of Holarctic and three chorotypes of Europe according to zoogeographical analysis.

Tanaskovic S.,University of Kragujevac | Thalji R.,University of Novi Sad | Markovic G.,University of Kragujevac | Stojanovic D.,Fruska Gora National Park
Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology | Year: 2012

The first record of Harmonia axyridis in Serbia was reported in 2008 from the Vorovo locality within the Fruska Gora National Park. During the late autumn of 2009, the first and mass occurrence of the species was noted at 19 sites in residential areas in the vicinity of the towns of Cacak and Gornji Milanovac, western Serbia. Additionally, the imagoes of H. axyridis were recorded in late October in the said areas on the balconies of residential buildings. This is the first report and at the same time the first mass finding of the invasive species in the Western Serbian region. No allergic reactions in humans to H. axyridis were reported.

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