APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Potenza, Vulture and Melfi Area - Acanthobrahmaea europea

On the Vulture Massif also the ‘Acanthobrahma Europea’ butterfly lives.

It was found in the area of this natural reserve in 1963 and is the only insect European species that is otherwise only spread in Asia and North-Eastern Asia and was thought to be extinct in Europe 300 million years ago.

This nocturnal moth, that only lives in the restrict area of a hill South-West of the Vulcan, represents an absolute rarity.