Parental care in a tropical nymphalid butterfly Hypolimnas anomala

@article{Nafus1988ParentalCI,
  title={Parental care in a tropical nymphalid butterfly Hypolimnas anomala},
  author={D. Nafus and I. Schreiner},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1988},
  volume={36},
  pages={1425-1431}
}
  • D. Nafus, I. Schreiner
  • Published 1988
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract A tropical butterfly Hypolimnas anomala (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) straddles its eggs and guards them. Over 50% of the butterflies remained with their eggs until the eggs hatched. When butterflies were removed from their eggs, there was a significant increase in the number of eggs killed by predators compared to the number of eggs lost when the butterflies were left guarding them. Guarding was effective in reducing egg predation by several species of ants which were too small to remove… CONTINUE READING
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