The bionomics, habitat requirements and population threats of the butterfly Bhutanitis thaidina in Taibai Mountain

@article{Gao2014TheBH,
  title={The bionomics, habitat requirements and population threats of the butterfly Bhutanitis thaidina in Taibai Mountain},
  author={Ke Gao and Xiu-shan Li and Z. Guo and Y. Zhang},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={29-38}
}
  • Ke Gao, Xiu-shan Li, +1 author Y. Zhang
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • Journal of Insect Conservation
  • Bhutanitis thaidina Blanchard is a rare and endangered species in China. Based on 2 years of field surveys in the town of Houzhenzi on the south slope of Taibai Mountain, this paper presents documented knowledge of this butterfly’s life history and behaviors, and indicates for the first time the reasons this butterfly is endangered in the field. Life tables show that the L1–L3 larval periods experience a high mortality. Natural enemies (mainly spiders and ants) and unfavorable climatic… CONTINUE READING
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