Behaviour and natural history of <i>Greta oto </i>in captivity (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Ithomiinae).
Keywords: Apocynaceae, breeding, Buddlejaceae, butterfly house, captivity, Central America, Coccidae, Compositae, courtship, egg, Homoptera, immature stages, larva, Neotropical, oviposition, Papilionidae, pupa, pyrrolizidine alkaloids, Rubiaceae, Solanaceae, Verbenaceae
AbstractThe life cycle of Greta oto (Hewitson) (Nymphalidae: Ithomiinae) and the suitability of various foodplants are described. Its behaviour in captiviy is discussed. The ability of this species and other butterflies to display apparently natural behaviour and breed in a small greenhouse emphasises the value of captive populations for behavioural research as well as for public exhibition.