The Moravian Gate as route of migration of thermophilous bee species to Poland: fact or myth? A case study in the "Góra Gipsowa" steppe reserve and other habitats near Kietrz

Józef Banaszak, Lucyna Twerd, Anna Sobieraj-Betlińska, Barbara Kilińska
2017 Polish Journal of Entomology  
This study complements earlier research on wild bees (Apiformes) in the "Góra Gipsowa" steppe reserve and other habitats near the town of Kietrz (SW Poland), close to the Czech border. It also attempts to reassess the opinion of some researchers about the Moravian Gate as a migration route of southern species to Poland. 109 bee species were recorded at the study sites, including 10 red-listed ones; southern species accounted for 16.5% of this number. The hypothetical route of migration of
more » ... migration of thermophilous bees through the Moravian Gate to Poland was analysed and the species composition of southern species at either side of the Moravian Gate compared. The results of this study indicate that at present the Moravian Gate plays no part in the migration of southern bee species to Poland.
doi:10.1515/pjen-2017-0010 fatcat:nuoq5nggjzgk5gl2tf6zqndylu