The basis of an apparent preference for isolated host plants by ovipositing Euptychia libye butterflies

DUNCAN A. MACKAY, MICHAEL C. SINGER

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Abstract

Abstract. 1. The tendency of Euptychia libye butterflies to oviposit with greater likelihood on isolated plants than on members of clumps is evident in the field and can be duplicated under controlled conditions in the laboratory. 2. The causes and effects of this behaviour and the difficulties inherent in inferring preference from egg distributions in the field are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalEcological Entomology
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1982
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Euptychia
  • isolated plants.
  • preference

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