publication . Article . 2012

Seasonality of Fruit-Feeding Butterflies (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) in a Brazilian Semiarid Area

Carlos Eduardo Beserra Nobre; Luciana Iannuzzi; Clemens Schlindwein;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: International Scholarly Research Network
Abstract
<jats:p>A survey of 6,000 trap/hours using fruit-bait traps was conducted, in order to characterize the community of fruit-feeding butterflies and their seasonal variation in a semiarid area of NE Brazil, which exhibits a highly seasonal rainfall regime. The community was composed of 15 species, the four most abundant comprising more than 80% of the total individuals. In the first sampling month, 80% of the species had already been recorded. A strong positive correlation was found between butterfly abundance and precipitation of the sampled year. The highly seasonal pattern of the studied community may be related to the availability of both larvae and adult food...
Subjects
free text keywords: Article Subject, Biology, Species richness, Butterfly, Wet season, Dry season, Lepidoptera genitalia, Hamadryas februa, biology.organism_classification, Seasonality, medicine.disease, medicine, Nymphalidae, Ecology
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publication . Article . 2012

Seasonality of Fruit-Feeding Butterflies (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) in a Brazilian Semiarid Area

Carlos Eduardo Beserra Nobre; Luciana Iannuzzi; Clemens Schlindwein;