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LARVAL CRYPTIC COLORATION AND MISTLETOE USE IN THE METALMARK BUTTERFLY DACHETOLA AZORA (LEPIDOPTERA: RIODINIDAE)

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Author(s):
Kaminski, Lucas A. [1] ; Mota, Luisa L. [1] ; Freitas, Andre V. L. [1]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Anim, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: ENTOMOLOGICA AMERICANA; v. 120, n. 1-2, p. 18-23, JUL 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

The last instar larva and pupa of the metalmark butterfly Dachetola azora (Godart) (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae) are described and illustrated for the first time. Mature larvae feed at night on leaves of the mistletoe Struthanthus sp. (Loranthaceae), remaining hidden during the day on the bark of the host plant stem, where pupation occurs. Morphological and behavioral traits here described are compared with those known for other putatively related genera in Riodinini. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50225-3 - Natural history, phylogeny and conservation of Neotropical Lepidoptera
Grantee:André Victor Lucci Freitas
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants