ARE CORPORAL ALLOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS GOOD PREDICTORS of PALATABILITY IN NEOTROPICAL BUTTERFLIES (LEPIDOPTERA)?

dc.contributor.authorMartins, Valeria Forni
dc.contributor.authorde Oliveira Alonso, Ana Paula
dc.contributor.authorCardoso Peixoto, Paulo Enrique
dc.contributor.authorRomero, Gustavo Quevedo
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-20T15:30:50Z
dc.date.available2014-05-20T15:30:50Z
dc.date.issued2010-03-01
dc.description.abstractSince palatable butterflies are more dependent on evasive flight to escape from predators, they should be more restricted in their flight-related morphology than unpalatable ones. We compared: the ratios between the (1) length of head plus thorax and the length of abdomen (A/B), (2) length of the tip of the head to wing base and the length of the wing base to end of the abdomen (C/D), (3) the variances of A/B and C/D, (4) the proportion between the thoracic and the body weight, and (5) the flight speed between palatable and unpalatable butterflies. A/B and thoracic/body weight were higher for palatable species, indicating higher body symmetry and muscular mass. However, flight speed did not differ. Unexpectedly, the variance of A/B was higher for palatable species while that of C/D did not differ. Therefore, corporal allometric measurements of Neotropical butterflies are good predictors of palatability, though not of flight speed.en
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Campinas, UNICAMP, Inst Biol, Programa Posgrad Ecol, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, IBILCE, Dept Biol & Bot, BR-15054000 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, IBILCE, Dept Biol & Bot, BR-15054000 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.sponsorshipEcologia of Universidade Estadual de Campinas
dc.format.extent172-185
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3157/021.121.0209
dc.identifier.citationEntomological News. Philadelphia: Amer Entomol Soc, v. 121, n. 2, p. 172-185, 2010.
dc.identifier.doi10.3157/021.121.0209
dc.identifier.issn0013-872X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11449/40139
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000292371300009
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAmer Entomol Soc
dc.relation.ispartofEntomological News
dc.relation.ispartofjcr0.456
dc.rights.accessRightsAcesso restrito
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectBody symmetryen
dc.subjectflight muscleen
dc.subjectflight speeden
dc.subjectLepidopteraen
dc.subjectmorphological constraintsen
dc.titleARE CORPORAL ALLOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS GOOD PREDICTORS of PALATABILITY IN NEOTROPICAL BUTTERFLIES (LEPIDOPTERA)?en
dc.typeArtigo
dcterms.rightsHolderAmer Entomol Soc
unesp.author.orcid0000-0003-4127-625X[3]
unesp.author.orcid0000-0003-3736-4759[4]
unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Instituto de Biociências Letras e Ciências Exatas, São José do Rio Pretopt

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