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1 June 2017 Butterfly Predators in the Neotropics: Which Birds are Involved?
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Butterflies have evolved a variety of defensive traits against visually hunting predators, especially insectivorous and omnivorous birds. However, few bird species that attack and feed on butterflies in the Neotropical region are known. Here we present a list of 36 species belonging to 15 bird families observed to attack butterflies in different sites of Central and South America. In addition to comments on the birds involved, we also indicate which bird families are expected to reveal new butterfly predators.

Carlos E. G. Pinheiro and Renato Cintra "Butterfly Predators in the Neotropics: Which Birds are Involved?," The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 71(2), 109-114, (1 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.71i2.a5
Received: 16 November 2016; Accepted: 25 January 2017; Published: 1 June 2017
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