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Mate-location behavior in Pereute Herrich-Schäffer butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae), with a review of male behavior at encounter sites in the subtribe Aporiina

  title={Mate-location behavior in Pereute Herrich-Sch{\"a}ffer butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae), with a review of male behavior at encounter sites in the subtribe Aporiina},
  author={Michael F. Braby and Kenji Nishida},
Male butterflies exploit a range of encounter sites, such as larval food resources, adult food resources and landmarks, to detect receptive females for mating. We present preliminary observations on behavior of males of Pereute and allied butterflies from South America which suggest that valley floors of ravines and gorges are used as non-resource-based encounter sites to locate mates. Males of P. callinira Staudinger, 1884, and P. telthusa (Hewitson, 1860) use these landmarks during the… 

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