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Boletín Científico. Centro de Museos. Museo de Historia Natural

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Abstract

SALAZAR-E., Julián A.. COLOMBIAN BUTTERFLIES XII NOTES ON SOME TERRITORIAL PERCHING SITES OF ARCAS IMPERIALIS (CRAMER) IN COLOMBIA (LEPIDOPTERA: LYCAENIDAE). Bol. Cient. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Caldas [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.1, pp.83-91. ISSN 0123-3068.

The territorial habits of the hairstreak butterfly Arcas imperialis (Cramer, 1775) is described in some sites located in western (upper Garrapatas river, Valle), central (Riosucio-Irra Caldas, Risaralda) and eastern zones (Puerto Leguizamo, Putumayo) of Colombia. Males are active after midday, perched in alertness awaiting possible rivals or other butterfly species that invade their territories. Data on historical nomenclature is provided.

Keywords : Conservation; Lycaenidae; local perching; Nymphaloidea; Hesperioidea; nomenclature; territory; Arcas splendor; secondary habitats.

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