258. RAMIREZ GARCIA, C., GALLUSSER, S., LACHAUME, G. & BLANDIN. P., 2014. The ecology and life cycle of the Amazonian Morpho (Laurschwartzia) cisseis phanodemus Hewitson, 1869, with a comparative review of early stages in the genus Morpho (Lepidoptera: Ny

Titre : THE ECOLOGY AND LIFE CYCLE OF THE AMAZONIAN MORPHO CISSEIS PHANODEMUS HEWITSON, 1869, WITH A COMPARATIVE
REVIEW OF EARLY STAGES IN THE GENUS MORPHO (LEPIDOPTERA: NYMPHALIDAE: MORPHINAE)

Auteurs : Cesar Ramírez Garcia1, Stéphanie Gallusser1, Gilbert Lachaume2 & Patrick Blandin2a

Date : 2014

Revue : Tropical Lepidoptera Research, 24(2)

Pagination : : 67-80

Résumé :  We studied the ecology and life-cycle of Morpho cisseis phanodemus Hewitson, 1869, in north-eastern Peru. Data on adult flight activity are provided and the egg, larval instars and pupa are described for the first time. The hostplant belongs to the genus Abuta (Menispermaceae). The life cycle length is compared with available information for other Morpho species and the diversity of early stages in the genus Morpho is discussed from a phylogenetic perspective.

Mots clefs : Morphinae, Morpho, M. cisseis, eggs, larvae, hostplant, life cycle, diversity, phylogeny, north-eastern Peru

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