Palatablility and escaping ability in Neotropical butterflies: tests with wild kingbirds (Tyrannus melancholicus, Tyrannidae)

@inproceedings{Pinheiro1996PalatablilityAE,
  title={Palatablility and escaping ability in Neotropical butterflies: tests with wild kingbirds (Tyrannus melancholicus, Tyrannidae)},
  author={Carlos Eduardo Pinheiro},
  year={1996}
}
Abstract The palatability and the ability of neotropical butterflies to escape after being detected, attacked, and captured by wild kingbirds ( Tyrannus melancholicus Vieillot), was investigated by the release of 668 individuals of 98 butterfly species close to the birds, during their usual feeding activities. Most of the butterflies were attacked and eaten. Only the troidine swallowtails ( Parides and Battus ; Papilionidae) were consistently rejected on taste and elicited aversive behaviours… CONTINUE READING

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