- Compton Tortoiseshell. Hoff, Ingrid // Gardens West;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p28
Features the Compton Tortoiseshell butterfly. Description of the butterfly; Plants which attract the butterfly; Hibernation during winter; Foods for the butterfly; Origin of its name.
- Specialist and generalist oviposition strategies in butterflies: maternal care or precocious young? Schäpers, Alexander; Nylin, Sören; Carlsson, Mikael; Janz, Niklas // Oecologia;Feb2016, Vol. 180 Issue 2, p335
Herbivorous insects specialized on a narrow set of plants are believed to be better adapted to their specific hosts. This hypothesis is supported by observations of herbivorous insect species with a broader diet breadth which seemingly pay a cost through decreased oviposition accuracy. Despite...
- The Purple Hairstreak - An Oak-Dependant Butterfly. Haddock, Shaun // International Oaks;Spring2008, Issue 19, p42
The article offers information on the purple hairstreak, a Eurosian butterfly which depends its living on oak trees. It is inferred that hairstreaks, of which name refers to the markings underneath its wings, lay its eggs on oak trees. Their caterpillar feed on oak and spend most of its life in...
- Pollen preference for Psychotria sp. is not learned in the passion flower butterfly, Heliconius erato. Salcedo, Christian // Journal of Insect Science;2011, Vol. 11, p1
The article focuses on a research conducted in order to evaluate the pollen preference for Psychotria sp.in the passion flower butterfly, Heliconius erato (H. erato). It discusses the use of chemical cues to locate the preferred pollen feeder by H. erato. The study revealed the pollen preference...
- Congruence and Diversity of Butterfly-Host Plant Associations at Higher Taxonomic Levels Ferrer-Paris, José R.; Sánchez-Mercado, Ada; Viloria, Ángel L.; Donaldson, John // PLoS ONE;May2013, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p1
We aggregated data on butterfly-host plant associations from existing sources in order to address the following questions: (1) is there a general correlation between host diversity and butterfly species richness?, (2) has the evolution of host plant use followed consistent patterns across...
- Veggie bugs. Parker, Steve // Insects;2003, p24
The article provides information on insects. Most insects eat some kind of plant food such as sap, nectar, and the flesh of fruit. Many insects eat wood. Insects even feed on old bits of damp and crumbling wood, dying trees, brown and decaying leaves, and rotting fruit. INSET: I DON'T...
- Wicked Beauty. Shyr, Luna // National Geographic;Oct2011, Vol. 220 Issue 4, following p23
The article focuses on several common plants that have toxic properties, such as giant hogweed, whose sap can cause blisters, monkshood, which can cause heart failure when ingested, and nightshade, which contains a toxin that attacks the nervous system.
- THE FRUIT-FEEDING BUTTERFLY PAREUPTYCHIA OCIRRHOE (NYMPHALIDAE: SATYRINAE) FEEDING ON EXTRAFLORAL NECTARIES. BARBOSA, EDUARDO P. // Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society;2013, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p64
The article offers information on the pareuptychia ocirrhoe, a fruit-feeding butterflies on the extrafloral nectaries (EFNs). Topics discussed include the division of feeding guilds of tropical butterflies such as fruit-feeders and nectar-feeders, the use of the butterflies to examine the levels...
- Conservation spotlight: a butterfly ranch takes flight in Costa Rica // Endangered Species Update;Oct/Nov1996, Vol. 13 Issue 10/11, p12
No abstract available.