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Does the DNA barcoding gap exist? – a case study in blue butterflies (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
BackgroundDNA barcoding, i.e. the use of a 648 bp section of the mitochondrial gene cytochrome c oxidase I, has recently been promoted as useful for the rapid identification and discovery of species.Expand
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Disentangling a rainforest food web using stable isotopes: dietary diversity in a species-rich ant community
For diverse communities of omnivorous insects such as ants, the extent of direct consumption of plant-derived resources vs. predation is largely unknown. However, determination of the extent ofExpand
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Understorey versus canopy: patterns of vertical stratification and diversity among Lepidoptera in a Bornean rain forest
We studied the vertical distribution of Lepidoptera from a canopy walkway within a dipterocarp rain forest at Kinabalu Park (Borneo) using three different methods: (1) Bait traps to surveyExpand
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Bottom‐up control and co‐occurrence in complex communities: honeydew and nectar determine a rainforest ant mosaic
Complex distribution patterns of species-rich insect communities in tropical rainforests have been intensively studied, and yet we know very little about processes that generate these patterns. WeExpand
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Preferences for sugars and amino acids and their conditionality in a diverse nectar‐feeding ant community
Summary 1 Feeding preferences of nectarivorous ants for sugars and amino acids were studied in an Australian tropical rain forest using artificial nectar solutions. Fifty-one ant species wereExpand
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Sugar and amino acid composition of ant‐attended nectar and honeydew sources from an Australian rainforest
Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) consume a broad spectrum of liquid food sources including nectar and honeydew, which play a key role in their diet especially in tropical forests. This study comparesExpand
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Mud-puddling behavior in tropical butterflies: in search of proteins or minerals?
Abstract We experimentally investigated the attraction of adult butterflies to moist soil and dirt places (a behavior termed `mud-puddling') in two species-rich tropical communities on the island ofExpand
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From forest to farmland: diversity of geometrid moths along two habitat gradients on Borneo
Geometrid moths were collected on Mt. Kinabalu (Sabah, Malaysia) along two habitat gradients, ranging from primary rain forest to cultivated areas. During 135 nights' trapping in 1997, 4585Expand
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Unique elevational diversity patterns of geometrid moths in an Andean montane rainforest
Alpha-diversity of geometrid moths was investigated along an elevational gradient in a tropical montane rainforest in southern Ecuador. Diversity was measured using 1) species number, 2) extrapolatedExpand
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