Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Population Biology and Adult Behavior of the Circumpolar Butterfly, Parnassius phoebus F. (Papilionidae)

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Insect Systematics & Evolution

Abstract Males patrol all day in search of females about the meadows where the larval host (Sedum lanceolatum) is abundant. Females fly seldom. Virgin females are located usually by patrolling males flying near and either detecting a female pheromone, or by observing the female and dropping onto her, or occasionally while both sexes are in flight. Mating occurs by the male crawling over the quiescent female until the correct position is achieved. This capture mating behavior probably evolved because the venter-toventer position is necessary to deposit the sphragis, a bulky external structure which prevents the female from mating again and which may plug the female pheromone glands. Males move rather randomly within the colony, and occasionally disperse many kilometers. Females disperse farther than males. Males live an average of 6 days. Females oviposit randomly; the colony may be maintained by attraction to yellow flowers by adults. When eggs hatch in spring, first instar larvae must wander to locate S. lanceolatum. The resulting larval mortality may cause Parnassius to occur in colonies in areas with high S. lanceolatum density.

Affiliations: 1: 60 Estes Street, Lakewood, Color. 80226, U.S.A.


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Insect Systematics & Evolution — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation