Sex in Pieris rapæ L. and the Pteridin Content of their Wings

@article{Makino1952SexIP,
  title={Sex in Pieris rap{\ae} L. and the Pteridin Content of their Wings},
  author={Kenichi Makino and Kiyoo Satoh and Masahiko Koike and N Ueno},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1952},
  volume={170},
  pages={933-934}
}
WHEN Pieris rapæ L. was photographed under the illumination of ultra-violet light passing through the filter UV-D1 obtained from the Matsuda Lamp Co., the wings of female butterflies, in accordance with the description of Frank Lutz1, showed a white image, for they reflected the light, whereas those of male butterflies gave a black shadow because they absorbed the ultra-violet light strongly, as seen in the accompanying photograph (Fig. 1); this is in striking contrast to photographs taken in… CONTINUE READING
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