Melitaea cinxia

Ilik Saccheri ilik.saccheri at Helsinki.FI
Wed Apr 29 08:42:10 EDT 1998

I am in the process of describing the phylogeography of Melitaea cinxia
across its range using mitochondrial dna sequence information. I would
therefore be extremely grateful to anyone who can provide me with specimens
from anywhere, but particularly from central, eastern and southeastern
Europe. Any information about other contact people or specific localities
where this species is known to occur would also be appreciated.

I am usually able to successfully amplify the target sequences from dried
adults which are less than one or two years old and which have not been
softened by rehydration for spreading. Adults or larvae preserved in
alcohol or frozen are also good.

Thank you for your consideration.

Ilik Saccheri

Dr Ilik J. Saccheri
Department of Ecology and Systematics
Division of Population Biology
P.O. Box 17 (Arkadiankatu 7)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

Tel +3589 1917381
Fax +3589 1917492
Email ilik.saccheri at

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