Nettle‐feeding nymphalid butterflies: temperature, development and distribution

  title={Nettle‐feeding nymphalid butterflies: temperature, development and distribution},
  author={Simon R. Bryant and C. Thomas and J. Bale},
  journal={Ecological Entomology},
  • Simon R. Bryant, C. Thomas, J. Bale
  • Published 1997
  • Biology
  • Ecological Entomology
  • 1. Four nymphalid butterflies, Aglais urticae L., Inachis io L., Polygonia c‐album L. and Vanessa atalanta L., share the same primary host plant, Urtica dioica L., but have different margins to their U.K. and European ranges. Their developmental responses to a series of constant temperatures were measured. 
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