Priority of color over scent during flower visitation by adult Vanessa indica butterflies

@article{mura2004PriorityOC,
  title={Priority of color over scent during flower visitation by adult Vanessa indica butterflies},
  author={H. {\^O}mura and K. Honda},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={142},
  pages={588-596}
}
Most flower visitors innately prefer a particular color and scent, and use them as cues for flower recognition and selection. However, in most cases, since color and scent serve as a combined signal, not only does the preference for an individual cue, but also the preference hierarchy among different cues, influence their flower visitation. In the present study, we attempted to reveal (1) the chromatic and (2) the olfactory cues that stimulate flower visiting, and (3) the preference hierarchy… Expand
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