First finding of Melanargia galathea in Denmark

Fig. 1. A male of Melanargia galathea L. was caught on the south coast of Falster on July 17th by Erik Nørager after a period of strong eastern wind. This is the first verified finding from Denmark, as other reports of this species have been dubious and therefore regarded as non valid.

Fig. 1. Denne han af Melanargia galathea L. blev ved et lykketræf fanget på diget ved Bøtø d. 17.vii-1997 af Erik Nørager, Næstved. Eksemplaret er det første sikre danske fund.