Why are there so many different butterflies?
How did they evolve?
Is climate change affecting them?
How do butterflies colonize islands?
Are there species that look the same?
These are some of the questions we try to answer in our research.
Above all, we are passionate about butterflies, exploration & science!
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Are you a student or researcher and would like to join us in our adventures? Do not hesitate to send me an e-mail (roger.vila@csic.es).

New video following the extraordinary trip of the butterfly Vanessa cardui from Northern Europe to the tropical savannah!

Spanish and Catalan version

EUGENMAP is a project that aims to DNA barcode all European butterfly species.

Would you like to know how we work?

See the video and find it out!

Dincă, V., Bálint, Z., Vodă R., Dapporto, L.,   Hebert, P.D.N., & Vila, R. (2018). Use of genetic, climatic, and microbiological data to inform reintroduction of a regionally extinct butterfly. Conservation Biology (early view) doi: 10.1111/cobi.13111

Vila, R., Stefanescu, C. & Sesma, J.M. (2018) Guia de les papallones diürnes de Catalunya. Lynx Edicions, Bellaterra, 508 pages. 

Check out our new website of the Worldwide Painted Lady Migration Project.

Schär, S., Talavera, G., Espadaler, X., Rana, J.D., Andersen, A, Cover, S.P., Vila, Roger. (2018) Do Holarctic ant species exist? Trans-Beringian dispersal and homoplasy in the Formicidae. Journal of Biogeography. 2018; 1-12.

Talavera, G., Bataille, C., Benyamini, D., Gascoigne-Pees, Martin., Vila, Roger (2018) Round-trip across the Sahara: Afrotropical Painted Lady butterflies recolonize the Mediterranean in early spring. Biology letters 14:  20180274. 

 

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Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF)

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08003 Barcelona, Spain

Tel: (+34) 93 230 96 46

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e-mail: roger.vila@csic.es