Original paper

Historical Development of Czech Vernacular Names of Butterflies (Rhopalocera: Lepidoptera)

Historickyj razvoj českijch narodnych imen motiliků (Rhopalocera: Lepidoptera) 

Martin ZELENKA

Abstract: The present paper discusses the history and development of Czech vernacular (common) names of butterflies since the end of the Czech national uprising in the 1840s, when these names first started to form, until the late 20th Century when the use of these names became standardized. During these 150 years, various authors either created names of their own or adapted them from others with varying levels of success. Some common names were never accepted by the entomological public while others gained popularity and were unchanged until today. However, at present there is no code that would strictly instruct what names should be used. Most professional as well as amateur lepidopterologists rather prefer to use Latin names.

Abstrakcijny: Tuta paper diskusije istoriji i razvoj českijch narodnych (obyčajnych) imen motiliků od konce narodneho buzeni v 40. latech 18. stoletje kda tutiva imena vozistanuti ače do konce 20. stoletje kda sa tuta imena ustalila. Počas tute 150 roki različnyj avtori vymyslili vlastny imena ili upotrebjili imena drugich s ruznymy uravnji uspevu. Nekoliko obyčajnych imen ne bylo nikda akceptovano entomologičnou publičnou, poki ina sut uživana aždo dnes bez imeny. Dnes nie je žaden pravilo ktory poučuje o posredstvom tute imen. Večinstvo profesionálnych i amateurskych entomologu davaji prvenstvo latinskim imenum.

Ethnoentomology, vol. 1, p. 6-28

First published online: 22.12.2016