Activity pattern and thermal biology of a day‐flying hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum) under Mediterranean summer conditions

@article{Herrera1992ActivityPA,
  title={Activity pattern and thermal biology of a day‐flying hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum) under Mediterranean summer conditions},
  author={Carlos M. Herrera},
  journal={Ecological Entomology},
  year={1992},
  volume={17}
}
  • C. Herrera
  • Published 1 February 1992
  • Environmental Science
  • Ecological Entomology
Abstract. 1 The daily activity pattern and aspects of the thermal biology are described for the day‐flying hawkmoth, Macroglossum stellatarum L. (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae), while foraging at a flowering population of Lavandula latifolia (Labiatae) under the dry‐hot summer conditions of a southeastern Spanish locality. 2 The average abundance of M.stellatarum remained fairly constant from sunrise to about 17.00 hours (GMT), and a distinct peak occurred in the evening (18.00—20.00 hours). 3… 
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