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  • Absence of forest mantles creates ecological traps for Parnassius mnemosyne (Papilionidae).

    Author(s) : Konvicka, M.Vlasanek, P.Hauck, D.

    Author Affiliation : Department of Ecology and Conservation, Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.

    Author Email : konva@entu.cas.cz

    Journal article : Nota Lepidopterologica 2006 Vol.29 No.3/4 pp.145-152 ref.20

    Abstract : During an intensive mark-recapture study of a woodland population of ParnassiusparnassiusSubject Category: Organism Names
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    mnemosyne
    , we observed dozens of butterflies occurring at intensively farmed wheatwheatSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    fields that adjoined the wood but clearly did not constitute their habitat. Worn individuals prevailed at the field, suggesting that they arrived there during dispersaldispersalSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    . Behaviour of the individuals occurring at the field did not differ from behaviour within the wood, suggesting that the butterflies did not recognise unsuitability of the farmland biotope. This implies that P. mnemosyne assesses suitability of its habitat using broad landscapelandscapeSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    features, rather than detailed clues. Such assessment fails to perform in modern landscapes, where sharp woodland edges replaced wide mantels of a past. We advocate restoration of wide and structurally rich woodland mantels as a conservationconservationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    tool that may, besides of maintenance of open conditions in forest interiors, contribute to survivalsurvivalSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    of this species.

    ISSN : 0342-7536

    URL : http://www.soceurlep.com/index.html

    Record Number : 20083143004

    Publisher : Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica

    Location of publication : Dresden

    Country of publication : Germany

    Language of text : English

    Language of summary : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : LepidopteralepidopteraSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , PapilionidaepapilionidaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , ParnassiusparnassiusSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , TriticumtriticumSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : agricultural landagricultural landSubject Category: Habitats
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    , conservationconservationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , dispersaldispersalSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , ecologyecologySubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , forestsforestsSubject Category: Habitats
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    , landscapelandscapeSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , survivalsurvivalSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , trapstrapsSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , wheatwheatSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , woodlandswoodlandsSubject Category: Habitats
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    Identifier(s) : farmland, Parnassius mnemosyne

    Broader term(s) : insectsinsectsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , HexapodahexapodaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , arthropodsarthropodsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , invertebratesinvertebratesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , animalsanimalsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , eukaryoteseukaryotesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , LepidopteralepidopteraSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , PapilionidaepapilionidaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , PoaceaepoaceaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , PoalespoalesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , commelinidscommelinidsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , monocotyledonsmonocotyledonsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , angiospermsangiospermsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , SpermatophytaspermatophytaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , plantsplantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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