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Systematic, Evolutionary and Ecological Implications of Myrmecophily Within the Lycaenidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea)


Series: Bonn Zoological Bulletin - Supplementum (formerly Bonner Zoologische Monographien) Volume: 31

By: Konrad Fiedler (Author)

210 pages, 19 tables

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

Paperback | Dec 1991 | #18842 | ISBN: 392538233X
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A quantitative study of the behavioural interactions of 7 European Lycaenidae and 1 Riodinidae species with 2 ant species revealed significant differences between myrmecophilous and myrmecoxenous caterpillars. A functional dorsal nectary organ is decisive for stable ant-associations. Further aspects of the function of the myrmecophilous organs, and the application of the proposed experimental method to comparative surveys are discussed.

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