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Life history of Porthecla ravus (Druce) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), with discussion on the use of Annonaceae by Eumaeini butterflies

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Kaminski, Lucas A. [1] ; Mota, Luisa L. [2] ; Freitas, Andre V. L. [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Anim, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, PPG Ecol, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: ANNALES DE LA SOCIETE ENTOMOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE; v. 48, n. 3-4, p. 309-312, SEP-DEC 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 3

The morphologies of the penultimate and last instar larvae and pupae of the hairstreak butterfly Porthecla ravus (Druce 1907) are described and illustrated for the first time. Larvae feed on flower buds and/or leaf primordia of Xylopia aromatica (Lam.) Mart. (Annonaceae). As observed for the closely related genus Oenomaus Hubner 1819, host plant records for P. ravus suggest a feeding specialization on Annonaceae. The obtained results on immature stage morphology and host plant use are compared with other related genera in Eumaeini and discussed. (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