Foraging strategies in the small skipper butterfly,Thymelicus flavus: when to switch?

@article{Goulson1997ForagingSI,
  title={Foraging strategies in the small skipper butterfly,Thymelicus flavus: when to switch?},
  author={Dave Goulson and Jeff Ollerton and Chris Sluman},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1997},
  volume={53},
  pages={1009-1016}
}
  • Dave Goulson, Jeff Ollerton, Chris Sluman
  • Published in Animal Behaviour 1997
  • Biology
  • Many insects foraging for nectar or pollen exhibit flower constancy, a learned fidelity to a particular species of plant that previously provided a reward. Constancy may persist even when alternative flowers are available that provide a greater or less variable reward. This strategy entails more travelling time than one of generalization (visiting all suitable flowers as they are encountered). The consensus at present is that this increase in travelling time is offset by decreases in handling… CONTINUE READING

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