oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Chemical communication between Iycaenid larvae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) and ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
|Article Title||Chemical communication between Iycaenid larvae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) and ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Zoology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Sep 1983|
|Pages||341 - 366|
|Keyword(s)||Acantholepis capensis, Aloeides dentatis, Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Camponotus niveosetosus, Chemical communication, Euchrysops dolorosa, Lepidochrysops ignota and Lycaenid larvae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)|
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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