Research of insects of Ovčar-Kablar gorge (2016)

This year we revisited Ovčar-Kablar gorge. Three field trips were organized, in June, July and September. Dozen of our members were collecting data in the field, aiming to complete the list of species of this area. Our activities were mostly focused on research of beetles, orthopteras, butterflies, moths and true bugs. We registered 415 species of insects, 76 of which are new for fauna of Ovčar-Kablar gorge. Locality Vrnčani was visited twice during our expeditions. This locality is not within borders of protected area, but it turned to be one of the most interesting place for insects in the gorge. Many of newly registred species were recorded there.

Ovčar-Kablar gorge keeps on impressing us with its biodiversity richness, and continuation of research on insects in the following years will certainly give great results and more interesting findings of insects.