Morphological and chemical analysis of male scent organs in the butterfly genus Pyrgus (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)

@article{HernndezRoldn2014MorphologicalAC,
  title={Morphological and chemical analysis of male scent organs in the butterfly genus Pyrgus (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)},
  author={J. Hern{\'a}ndez-Rold{\'a}n and R. Bofill and L. Dapporto and M. Munguira and R. Vila},
  journal={Organisms Diversity \& Evolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={14},
  pages={269-278}
}
Chemical communication in the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera) is practically unstudied, even though this group includes approximately 4,000 species and represents a fifth of the world’s butterfly fauna. We present the first comparative morphological and chemical analysis of scent organs for nine species in the genus Pyrgus, the most species-rich hesperiid genus in the Palearctic region. Our results show that the morphology of the two main male scent organs—the costal fold and the tibial tufts… Expand

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