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The biology and laboratory culture of Chlosyne lacinia Geyer (Nymphalidae).
By Drummond, III, B.A., G.L. Bush and T.C. Emmel.
Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 24(2): 135-142., 1970
Cite: 1383756
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Drummond, III, B.A., G.L. Bush and T.C. Emmel. 1970. The biology and laboratory culture of Chlosyne lacinia Geyer (Nymphalidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 24(2): 135-142.

The nymphalid butterfly, Chlosyne lacinia Geyer, is the most widely distributed species of its genus, ranging from Argentina northward into Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and the Imperial Valley and adjacent desert areas of California (Comstock, 1927; Ehrlich and Ehrlich, 1961). Occasionally it may penetrate as far north as Kansas and Nebraska (Klots, 1951).

The objective of this paper is to present an outline of the life history and laboratory rearing techniques established as a result of an investigation recently initiated on the ecological genetics of the various color morphs present in the Texas populations. Details concerning the inheritance and fitness in natural populations of certain color morphs will be published later.