The prediapause copulation and its significance in the butterflyEurema hecabe

@article{Kato2006ThePC,
  title={The prediapause copulation and its significance in the butterflyEurema hecabe},
  author={Yoshiomi Kato},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
  year={2006},
  volume={4},
  pages={81-90}
}
In the pierid butterflyEurema hecabe, which shows seasonal polymorphism (summer and autumn morphs) and overwinters at adult stage, whether or not the prediapause copulation may be of usual occurrence and reproductively functional was examined. From the counts of the spermatophores carried by the females, it is clear that the prediapause copulation characteristically occurs in reproductively inactive females of the autumn corph. From behavioral observations in the field, mating partners of those… CONTINUE READING