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Revista de Biología Tropical

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CONTRERAS-MEDINA, Raúl; RUIZ-JIMENEZ, Carlos A.  and  LUNA VEGA, Isolda. Caterpillars of Eumaeus childrenae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) feeding on two species of cycads (Zamiaceae) in the Huasteca region, Mexico. Rev. biol. trop [online]. 2003, vol.51, n.1, pp.201-204. ISSN 0034-7744.

There are few genera of butterflies that feed on cycads. Among them the genus Eumaeus (Lycaenidae) presents aposematic coloration in all its life stages. In this work we report for the first time the herbivory of young leaflets of Ceratozamia mexicana and Zamia fischeri (Zamiaceae) by caterpillars of E. childrenae in their natural habitat in the Huasteca region, Mexico.

Keywords : Ceratozamia mexicana; cloud forest; Eumaeus childrenae; herbivory; Mexico; Zamia fischeri.

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