Spatial distribution, territoriality and sound production by tropical cryptic butterflies (Hamadryas, Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae): implications for the "industrial melanism" debate

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Julián Monge-Nájera; Francisco Hernández; María Isabel González; Javier Soley; José Araya; Stefano Zolla;
(1998)
  • Publisher: Vicerractoría Investigación
  • Journal: Revista de Biología Tropical (issn: 0034-7744, eissn: 2215-2075)
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  • Subject: Behavior | protective coloration | crypsis | ndustrial melanism | territoriality | spatial distribution | sound | stridulation | mechanism | wing structure | defense | mating | courtship | communication | Biology (General) | QH301-705.5

Neotropical butterflies of the genus Hamadryas, noted by the emission of sound, spend much time perching on trees and are believed to be cryptically patterned and colored with respect to tree trunks and branches they use as perching sites, but the subject had not been s... View more
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