Male scent-producing structures inColias butterflies

@article{Rutowski2004MaleSS,
  title={Male scent-producing structures inColias butterflies},
  author={Ronald L. Rutowski},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={6},
  pages={13-26}
}
During successful courtship in sulfur butterflies, virgin females respond to males by assuming a stationary posture and extending the abdomen ventrally from between the hindwings, thereby permitting copulation. In the clouded sulfur,Colias philodice Godard, this response was used in a laboratory bioassay to confirm the existence of a male chemical signal demonstrated by a previous worker and to document the signal's behavioral function and source. The male scent is shown to be required, in part… CONTINUE READING
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