Spontaneous colour preferences and colour learning in the fruit-feeding butterfly, Mycalesis mineus

@article{Balamurali2019SpontaneousCP,
  title={Spontaneous colour preferences and colour learning in the fruit-feeding butterfly, Mycalesis mineus},
  author={G. Balamurali and A. Edison and H. Somanathan and U. Kodandaramaiah},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2019},
  volume={73},
  pages={1-12}
}
Spontaneous colour preferences have been extensively studied in flower-visiting insects and such preferences exhibited by inexperienced flower-visiting insects are proposed to be adaptive by guiding them to the most rewarding flowers. Thus, spontaneous preferences are hypothesised to reflect the floral reward properties of the habitats in which these insects evolved. However, little is known about colour preferences in non-flower-visiting insects, and the ecological significance of such… Expand
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