A novel organ and mechanism for larval sound production in butterfly caterpillars: <i>Eurybia elvina</i> (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae).

  • M. A. Travassos
  • P. J. DeVries
  • N. E. Pierce
Keywords: Alesa, ants, Arhopala, behavior, Central America, Eurybiini, Formicidae, hostplants, Hymenoptera, immature stages, Jalmenus, larvae, larval behavior, Lemoniadini, life history, Lycaenidae, Marantaceae, Mimocastnia, Mesoamerica, morphology, myrmecophily, Neotropical, Nymphidiini, Panama

Abstract

Eurybia elvina larvae produce substrate-borne vibrations by grating a cervical membrane studded with teeth against hemispherical protuberances scattered along the surface of the head.
Published
2008-06-01
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Articles