Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Foraging Behavior of the Blue Morpho and Other Tropical Butterflies: The Chemical and Electrophysiological Basis of Olfactory Preferences and the Role of Color

Table 1

Butterfly species that visited landing platforms during Bioassay I.

Scientific nameCommon nameDietOriginNumber of Landings

Morpho achilles Banded MorphofruitCentral America1
Hamadryas amphinomeBlue CrackerfruitCentral America3
Morpho helenor Blue MorphofruitCentral America319
Parthenos sylviaClipperflower/fruitPhilippines98
Neptis hylas Common SailorfruitSoutheast Asia14
Hypolimnas bolinaGreat EggflyflowerSoutheast Asia10
Catonephele mexicana Grecian ShoemakerfruitCentral America4
Eueides vibilia Vibilia LongwingflowerCentral America3
Kallima paralektaIndian LeaffruitSoutheast Asia1
Dryas juliaJuliaflowerFlorida14
Cethosia cyane Leopard Lacewingflower/fruitSoutheast Asia2
Parides iphidamas Pink CattleheartflowerCentral America1
Heraclides thoasThoas SwallowtailflowerCentral America13
Papilio pilumnusThree-tailed SwallowtailflowerCentral America1
Idea leuconoeTree NymphflowerSoutheast Asia17
Myscelia cyanirisTropical Blue WaveflowerCentral America4
Morpho polyphemus White MorphofruitCentral America1
Heliconius charithonia Zebra LongwingflowerFlorida1

(Photos of these and other species found in the Butterfly Rainforest can be viewed at

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