Diversity, Ecology and Herbivory of Hairstreak Butterflies (Theclinae) Associated with the Velvet Tree, Miconia calvescens in Costa Rica

@article{BadenesPrez2010DiversityEA,
  title={Diversity, Ecology and Herbivory of Hairstreak Butterflies (Theclinae) Associated with the Velvet Tree, Miconia calvescens in Costa Rica},
  author={F. R. Badenes-P{\'e}{\'e}rez and M. A. Alfaro-Alp{\'i}{\'i}zar and M. T. Johnson},
  journal={Journal of Insect Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={10}
}
  • F. R. Badenes-Péérez, M. A. Alfaro-Alpíízar, M. T. Johnson
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Insect Science
  • Abstract Larvae of three species of hairstreak butterflies in the subfamily Theclinae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) were found feeding on developing inflorescences, flower buds, and immature fruits of the velvet tree, Miconia calvescens DC. (Myrtales: Melastomataceae) in Costa Rica. Erora opisena (Druce), Parrhasius polibetes (Cramer), and Temecla paron (Godman and Salvin) were studied in association with M. calvescens, an uncommon tree in its natural range in the neotropics and a target for… CONTINUE READING
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