oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Chemical communication between Iycaenid larvae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) and ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Volume 46, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



A causal explanation for myrmecophily in the Lycaenidae is recorded. In this study experiments were carried out to establish whether the association between ants and Iycaenid larvae is mediated at least in part by chemical signals.

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