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Phylogeny of the Nymphalidae (Lepidoptera).
A generic-level phylogeny for the butterfly family Nymphalidae was produced by cladistic analysis of 234 characters from all life stages. The 95 species in the matrix (selected from the 213 studied)Expand
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Species richness, composition and abundance of fruit-feeding butterflies in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: comparison between a fragmented and a continuous landscape
Aim  To evaluate frugivorous butterflies as indicators of forest disturbance in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Location  The study area is located in the municipality of Cotia, Sao PauloExpand
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Ant–plant–herbivore interactions in the neotropical cerrado savanna
The Brazilian cerrado savanna covers nearly 2 million km2 and has a high incidence on foliage of various liquid food sources such as extrafloral nectar and insect exudates. These liquid rewardsExpand
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Selecting terrestrial arthropods as indicators of small-scale disturbance: A first approach in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest
The growing pressure placed by human development on natural resources creates a need for quick and precise answers about the state of conservation of different areas. Thus, identifying and making useExpand
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Trade-offs underlying polyphagy in a facultative ant-tended florivorous butterfly: the role of host plant quality and enemy-free space
The underlying mechanisms mediating the use of multiple host plants were investigated in Parrhasius polibetes (Lycaenidae), a florivorous and facultative myrmecophilous butterfly. Plant traits suchExpand
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Host-plant dependent wing phenotypic variation in the neotropical butterfly Heliconius erato
Most phytophagous insects feed on a single plant during development, and this may influence not only performance-linked traits, but also more subtle morphological differences. Insect-plantExpand
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Additive partitioning of butterfly diversity in a fragmented landscape: importance of scale and implications for conservation
Aim  Most of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil occurs in fragments of various sizes. Previous studies indicate that forest fragmentation affects fruit-feeding butterflies. Conservation strategies thatExpand
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Juvenile stages of Ithomiinae: overview and systematics (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
Larvae and pupae are illustrated and described for 66 species in 40 of the 53 genera of Ithomiinae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae); eggs are shown for 60 species in 43 genera. With the use of 60 polarizedExpand
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The importance of small scales to the fruit-feeding butterfly assemblages in a fragmented landscape
Nowadays 37% of Earth’s ice-free land is composed by fragments of natural habitats settled in anthropogenic biomes. Therefore, we have to improve our knowledge about distribution of organisms inExpand
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A new species of Yphthimoides (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae) from southeastern Brazil
This paper describes a new species of Yphthirrwides (Nymphalidae, SatyrinaE,) from the highlands of thc Serra do Cip6, Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil. The position of this species is stillExpand
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