Publications from 2006 on

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Anton, C., Musche, M., Hula, V. & Settele, J. (2008) Myrmica host-ants limit the density of the ant-predatory large blue Maculinea nausithous. Journal of Insect Conservation, 12, 511-517.

Anton, C., Settele, J. & Durka, W. (2006) Nine polymorphic microsatellite loci for the parasitic wasp Neotypus melanocephalus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Molecular Ecology Notes.

Anton, C., Zeisset, I., Musche, M., Durka, W., Boomsma, J.J. & Settele, J. (2007) Population structure of a large blue butterfly and its specialist parasitoid in a fragmented landscape. Molecular Ecology, 16, 3828-3838.

Batary, P., Korosi, A., Örvössy, N., Köver, S. & Peregovits, L. (2009) Species-specific distribution of two sympatric Maculinea butterflies across different meadow edges. Journal of Insect Conservation, 13, 223-230.

Batary, P., Örvössy, N., Korosi, A., Valyi Nagy, M. & Peregovits, L. (2007) Microhabitat preferences of Maculinea teleius (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in a mosaic landscape. Eur.J.Entomol., 104, 731-736.

Bereczki, J., Pecsenye, K., Varga, Z., Tartally, A. & Toth, J.P. (2018) Maculinea rebeli (Hirschke)-a phantom or reality? Novel contribution to a long-standing debate over the taxonomic status of an enigmatic Lycaenidae butterfly. Systematic Entomology, 43, 166-182.

Bereczki, J., Toth, J.P., Toth, A., Batori, E., Pecsenye, K. & Varga, Z. (2011) The genetic structure of phenologically differentiated Large Blue (Maculinea arion) populations (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in the Carpathian Basin. European Journal of Entomology, 108, 519-527.

Bonelli, S., Witek, M., Canterino, S., Sielezniew, M., Stankiewicz-Fiedurek, A., Tartally, A., Balletto, E. & Schönrogge, K. (2011) Distribution, host specificity, and the potential for cryptic speciation in hoverfly Microdon myrmicae (Diptera: Syrphidae), a social parasite of Myrmica ants. Ecological Entomology, 36, 135-143.

Bräu, M., Stettmer, C., Nunner, A., Stellwag, H., Gros, P. & Settele, J. (2008) Auswirkungen von Mahdtermin und -turnus auf den Lungenenzian-Ameisen-Bläuling. Ergebnisse mehrjähriger Habitatanalysen und Mahdexperimente im nördlichen Alpenvorland für Maculinea alcon. Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung, 40, 113-120.

Hovestadt, T., Binzenhöfer, B., Nowicki, P. & Settele, J. (2011) Do all inter-patch movements represent dispersal? A mixed kernel study of butterfly mobility in fragmented landscapes. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80, 1070-1077.

Hovestadt, T., Mitesser, O., Elmes, G.W., Thomas, J.A. & Hochberg, M.E. (2007) An evolutionarily stable strategy model for the evolution of dimorphic development in the butterfly Maculinea rebeli, a social parasite of Myrmica ant colonies. American Naturalist, 169, 466-480.

Hovestadt, T. & Poethke, H.J. (2006) The control of emigration and its consequences for the survival of populations. Ecological Modelling, 190, 443-453.

Johst, K., Drechsler, M., Thomas, J.A. & Settele, J. (2006) Influence of mowing on the persistence of two endangered large blue butterfly species. Journal of Applied Ecology, 43, 333-342.

Musche, M., Anton, C., Worgan, A. & Settele, J. (2006) No Experimental Evidence for Host Ant Related Oviposition in a Parasitic Butterfly. Journal of Insect Behaviour, 19, 631-643.

Nash, D.R., Als, T.D., Maile, R., Jones, G.R. & Boomsma, J.J. (2008) A Mosaic of Chemical Coevolution in a Large Blue Butterfly. Science, 319, 88-90.

Nowicki, P., Pepkowska, A., Kudlek, J., Skorka, P., Witek, M., Settele, J. & Woyciechowski, M. (2007) From metapopulation theory to conservation recommendations: Lessons from spatial occurrence and abundance patterns of Maculinea butterflies. Biological Conservation, 140, 119-129.

Osvath-Ferencz, M., Bonelli, S., Nowicki, P., Peregovits, L., Rakosy, L., Sielezniew, M., Kostro-Ambroziak, A., Dziekanska, I. & Korosi, A. (2017) Population demography of the endangered large blue butterfly Maculinea arion in Europe. Journal of Insect Conservation, 21, 411-422.

Pfeifer, M.A., Henle, K. & Settele, J. (2007) Populations with Explicit Borders in Space and Time: Concept, Terminology, and Estimation of Characteristic Parameters. Acta Biotheoretica, 55, 305-316.

Randle, Z. (2009) Maculinea arion as an indicator of rare niches in semi-natural acid grasslands in South West England and the role of Myrmica species of ant. Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southampton.

Schonrogge, K., Gardner, M.G., Elmes, G.W., Napper, E.K.V., Simcox, D.J., Wardlaw, J.C., Breen, J., Barr, B., Knapp, J.J., Pickett, J.A. & Thomas, J.A. (2006) Host propagation permits extreme local adaptation in a social parasite of ants. Ecology Letters, 9, 1032-1040.

Settel, J. & Kühn, E. (2009) Insect Conservation. Science, 325, 41-42.

Skorka, P., Witek, M. & Woyciechowski, M. (2006) A simple and nondestructive method for estimation of worker population size in Myrmica ant nests. Insectes Sociaux, 53, 97-100.

Sliwinska, E., Nowicki, P., Nash, D., Witek, M., Settele, J. & Woyciechowski, M. (2006) Morphology of caterpillars and pupae of European Maculinea species (Lepidoptera: Lyceanidae) with an identification table. EntomologicaFennica, 17.

Tartally, A. (2008) Myrmecophily of Maculinea butterflies in the Carpathian Basin (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). PhD, University of Debrecen.

Tartally, A., Nash, D.R., Lengyel, S. & Varga, Z. (2008) Patterns of host ant use by sympatric populations of Maculinea alcon and M. 'rebeli' in the Carpathian Basin. Insectes Sociaux, 55, 370-381.

Tartally, A., Rakosy, L., Vizauer, T.C., Goia, M. & Varga, Z. (2008) Maculinea nausithous exploits Myrmica scabrinodis in transylvania: Unusual host ant species of a myrmecophilous butterfly in an isolated region (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae; Hymenoptera : Formicidae). Sociobiology, 51, 373-380.

Tartally, A., Thomas, J.A., Anton, C., Balletto, E., Barbero, F., Bonelli, S., Brau, M., Casacci, L.P., Csosz, S., Czekes, Z., Dolek, M., Dziekanska, I., Elmes, G., Furst, M.A., Glinka, U., Hochberg, M.E., Hottinger, H., Hula, V., Maes, D., Munguira, M.L., Musche, M., Nielsen, P.S., Nowicki, P., Oliveira, P.S., Peregovits, L., Ritter, S., Schlick-Steiner, B.C., Settele, J., Sielezniew, M., Simcox, D.J., Stankiewicz, A.M., Steiner, F.M., Svitra, G., Ugelvig, L.V., Van Dyck, H., Varga, Z., Witek, M., Woyciechowski, M., Wynhoff, I. & Nash, D.R. (2019) Patterns of host use by brood parasitic Maculinea butterflies across Europe. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 374.

Tartally, A. & Varga, Z. (2008) Host ant use of Maculinea teleius in the Carpathian basin (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 54, 257-268.

Thomas, J.A., Elmes, G.W., Sielezniew, M., Stankiewicz-Fiedurek, A., Simcox, D.J., Settele, J. & Schönrogge, K. (2013) Mimetic host shifts in an endangered social parasite of ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 280.

Thomas, J.A., Simcox, D.J. & Clarke, R.T. (2009) Successful Conservation of a Threatened Maculinea Butterfly. Science, 325, 80-83.

Völkl, R., Schiefer, T., Bräu, M., Stettmer, C., Binzenhöfer, B. & Settele, J. (2008) Auswirkungen von Mahdtermin und -turnus auf Wiesenknopf-Ameisen-Bläulinge - Ergebnisse mehrjähriger Habitatanalysen für Maculinea nausithous und M. teleius in Bayern. Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung, 40, 147-155.

Witek, M., Nowicki, P., Sliwinska, E.B., Skorka, P., Settele, J., Schönrogge, K. & Woyciechowski, M. (2010) Local host ant specificity of Phengaris (Maculinea) teleius butterfly, an obligatory social parasite of Myrmica ants. Ecological Entomology, 35, 557-564.

Witek, M., Skorka, P., Sliwinska, E.B., Nowicki, P., Moron, D., Settele, J. & Woyciechowski, M. (2011) Development of parasitic Maculinea teleius (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) larvae in laboratory nests of four Myrmica ant host species. Insectes Sociaux, 58, 403-411.

Witek, M., Sliwinska, E., Skorka, P., Nowicki, P., Settele, J. & Woyciechowski, M. (2006) Polymorphic growth in larvae of Maculinea butterflies, as an example of biennialism in myrmecophilous insects. Oecologia, 148, 729-733.

Witek, M., Sliwinska, E.B., Skorka, P., Nowicki, P., Wantuch, M., Vrabec, V., Settele, J. & Woyciechowski, M. (2008) Host ant specificity of large blue butterflies Phengaris (Maculinea) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) inhabiting humid grasslands in East-central Europe. European Journal of Entomology, 105, 871-877.