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Official Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
2001, Metamorphosis Volume 12, Issue 2: 41 - 48
Publication Date : 2001-06-30
Author/s : James M. Lawrence and Michael J. Samways

Title :

Hilltopping in Hyalites encedon (Lepidoptera: Acraeinae) butterflies

Abstract :

Aspects of the behavior, ecology and morphology of hilltopping and nonhilltopping individuals of the butterfly Hyalites encedon encedon (L.) were compared.  H. e. encedon showed two behavioural strategies: a ‘perching’ strategy on the hilltop and ‘patrolling’ stategy on the surrounding flatlands.  There were no significant differences in the density and morphology of hilltopping and non-hilltopping individuals.  Hilltopping in this species is associated with mating, and not with oviposition, nor feeding.  Hilltopping is more likely to occur late in an adult male’s life cycle.

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Keywords:

Behavior, butterflies, ecology, hilltopping, Hyalites encedon encedon, mate location, South Africa, topography.

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