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Protandry and female size-fecundity variation in the tropical butterfly Brassolis sophorae
Abstract Protandry (the emergence of males before females) is currently explained either as a mating strategy to maximize number of matings in the males, or a way to minimize pre-reproductive… Expand
GRADIENTS IN BUTTERFLY SPECIES DIVERSITY IN AN URBAN AREA IN BRAZIL
The diversity (Shannon-Weaver) of butterflies throughout the urbanized area of Porto Alegre, Brazil, was analyzed using 109 sampling areas within three char acteristic zones of urbanization:… Expand
Resources and conservation of neotropical butterflies in urban forest fragments
Abstract Three remnants of native semideciduous forest in southeastern Brazil within the urban area of Campinas (100 km north of Sao Paulo, nearly 900 000 inhabitants) were censused weekly for… Expand
Spatial patterns in pupal mortality in urban palm caterpillars
- A. Ruszczyk
- Biology, Medicine
- 1 August 1996
Mortality factors were determined in over 20000 pupal skins of Brassolis sophorae and Opsiphanes invirae, collected from 55 sites in the urban area of Campinas, São Paulo, southeast Brazil. Almost… Expand
Mortality of Papilio scamander scamander (Lep., Papilionidae) pupae in four districts of Porto alegre (S. Brazil) and the causes of superabuncance of some butterflies in urban areas
- A. Ruszczyk
[Biology of Methona themisto (Hübner, 1818) (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Ithomiinae) adults in public plazas in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil].
From April 1992 to September 1993 Methona themisto (Hübn.) adults were weekly marked and recaptured in two downtown plazas in Uberlândia, MG. Females accounted for a third of the 637 individuals… Expand