Habitat utilization of the Glanville fritillary butterfly in the Tianshan Mountains, China, and its implication for conservation

Abstract

In 2004 and 2005, we investigated the distribution of the Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia) and its host plant in the Tianshan Mountains of China, in order to clarify its habitat utilization. Female butterflies were almost captured on dry meadows on slopes, where plenty of host plant (Veronica spicata) is distributed. Although there are host… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10841-011-9406-7

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