Environmental Elements Involved in Communal Roosting in Heliconius Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)

@inproceedings{Salcedo2010EnvironmentalEI,
  title={Environmental Elements Involved in Communal Roosting in Heliconius Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)},
  author={Christian Salcedo},
  booktitle={Environmental entomology},
  year={2010}
}
  • C. Salcedo
  • Published in Environmental entomology 2 June 2010
  • Environmental Science
ABSTRACT Several Heliconius L. butterflies species form nocturnal aggregations in sites with a particular architecture. Roosts are usually formed under relatively dense vegetation mats where dry vines or branches provide a perch for the night. These sites may last for months. To understand the importance of factors related to the expression of Heliconius roosting, data on light, temperature, relative humidity, wind, and use of wing color cues were recorded at H. erato and H. sara roost sites… 

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