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Distribution Characteristics in the Habitat of Leptalina unicolor Population

은줄팔랑나비 개체군의 서식지 내 분포특성

  • Hong, Sung-Jin (Nakdong River Basin Environmental Office) ;
  • Yoon, Chun-Sik (Department of Biology & Chemistry, Changwon National University) ;
  • Cheong, Seon-Woo (Department of Biology & Chemistry, Changwon National University)
  • 홍성진 (낙동강유역환경청) ;
  • 윤춘식 (창원대학교 생물학.화학융합학부) ;
  • 정선우 (창원대학교 생물학.화학융합학부)
  • Received : 2019.09.26
  • Accepted : 2019.11.04
  • Published : 2019.12.31

Abstract

In this study, we investigated the spatial range, distribution pattern, temporal appearance, sex ratio, seasonal pattern, and size of the population of Leptalina unicolor locally inhabiting the wetland protection area in the Jaeyaksan Mountain. We found that the butterfly was distributed across four areas at 750 m above sea level and in an area of 96,000 ㎡. in the southeastern slope of the mountain. The discontinuous distribution of the butterflies in the meadow. According to our survey conducted from 2012 to 2014, L. unicolor occurred in May (spring) and July (summer) each year, with the male population more than three times higher than that of the female population. The population size estimated using the mark and recapture method on the back of the hind wing in the two years was as follows: 877±502 and 1243±800 individuals in the spring and summer of 2012, respectively, and 783±429 and 506±365 individuals in the spring and summer of 2014, respectively, suggesting no specific seasonal pattern. The findings of this study are expected to be useful for the conservation of the populations and habitats of L. unicolor, which are currently distributed locally due to a decrease in population size.

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