The use of visual cues in sexual and species discrimination by males of the small sulphur butterflyEurema lisa (lepidoptera, pieridae)

@article{Rutowski2004TheUO,
  title={The use of visual cues in sexual and species discrimination by males of the small sulphur butterflyEurema lisa (lepidoptera, pieridae)},
  author={Ronald L. Rutowski},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={115},
  pages={61-74}
}
1. MaleEurema lisa butterflies have specialized scales on the dorsal wing surfaces which selectively and directionally reflect ultraviolet light via an interference phenomenon. Females lack such scales. 2. When perched and approached by another butterfly, individuals of both sexes may open and close the wings several times in rapid succession. This behavior, previously observed in other pierids, has been called the “flutter response”.E. lisa males contact and attempt to copulate with females… CONTINUE READING

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