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Acknowledgements

I would like to thank many people, who donated me butterfly material. I would like to express special thanks to Jiří Beneš, Jan Bezděk, David Boukal, Martin Česánek, Steve Ewert, Anna Faltýnková, Zdeněk Hanč, Vladimír Hula, Tomáš Kadlec, Miloslav Kalabza, Martin Konvička, František Kopeček, Milan Kopp, Michael Libert, Vladimír Major, Andreas Müller, Zdeněk Navrátil, Vladimír Paulus, Luboš Purchart, Jiří Rieger, Věra Řičánková, Jan Šklíba, Stefan Schröder, Štěpán Vodka and Hao Cai Yun.

Furthermore, I am grateful to people and institutions, who enabled me to study material of their collections. These are David Bartsch & Christoph Häuser (Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart), Brian Brown (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County), Blanca Huertas (Natural History Museum, London), Oldřich Jakeš & Vít Kubáň (Moravian Museum Brno), Rienk de Jong (Naturalis Leiden), Roger Kendrick (Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden Hong Kong), Martin Lödl & Sabine Gaal-Haszler (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien), Wolfram Mey (Museum für Naturkunde, Humboldt-Universität Berlin), Jindřich Roháček (Silesian Museum Opava), Jan Šklíba (Museum Znojmo) and personal collection of Zdeněk Weidenhoffer. I would like to thank especially to K. S. Cheung for the collecting permit for Hong Kong and Joe Belicek, Jesus Colino, Otakar Kudrna, Niklas Wahlberg and further people for various comments about distribution and taxonomy.

Tomáš Kadlec, David Moore & Joe Belicek made some of the presented photographs.

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