Main Article Content
Very little information has been found about the behavior of fruit feeding butterflies in Bangladesh. So this was an attempt to know about the fruit feeding behavior of butterflies from different areas of Bangladesh. Â The study was conducted during June 2014 to September 2015. A total of 11 species and 53 individuals of butterflies of two families feeding on 11 species on the fruits of 11 families were reported. The greatest number of species (five) fed on Averrhoa carambola, Psidium guajava and Mangifera indica followed by Ananas comosus feeding by two species and remaining fruit species feeding by one species of butterfly
Authors own the copyright to the articles published in JoTT. This is indicated explicitly in each publication. The authors grant permission to the publisher Wildlife Information Liaison Development (WILD) Society to publish the article in the Journal of Threatened Taxa. The authors recognize WILD as the original publisher, and to sell hard copies of the Journal and article to any buyer. JoTT is registered under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY), which allows authors to retain copyright ownership. Under this license the authors allow anyone to download, cite, use the data, modify, reprint, copy and distribute provided the authors and source of publication are credited through appropriate citations (e.g., Son et al. (2016). Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of the southeastern Truong Son Mountains, Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(7): 8953–8969. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.27184.108.40.20653-8969). Users of the data do not require specific permission from the authors or the publisher.
Bonebrake, T. C., L. C. Ponisio, C. L. Boggs & P. R. Ehrlich (2010). More than just indicators: A review of tropical butterfly ecology and conservation. Biological Conservation 143(8):1831â€“1841.
DeVries, P. J. (1987). The butterflies of Costa Rica and their natural history 1. Papilionidae, Pieridae and Nymphalidae. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press. xxii + 327 pp.
Hall, J. P. W. & K. R. Willmott (2000). Patterns of feeding behaviour in adult male riodinid butterflies and their relationship to morphology and ecology. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 69: 1â€“23.
Hossain, A. B. M. E., Alam, M. D., Rahim, M. A. & M. A. Rahim (2009). A Pictorial Guide to Nursery Plants. Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, 16-25 pp.
Kehimkar, I. (2008). The Book of the Indian Butterflies. Bombay Natural History Society and Oxford University Press, Oxford, 497 pp.
Krenn, H. W. (2010). Feeding mechanisms of adult Lepidoptera: structure, function, and evolution of the mouthparts. Annual Review Entomology 55:307â€“327.
Krenn, H. W., K. P. Zulka & T. Gatschnegg (2001). Proboscis morphology and food preferences in nymphalid butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Journal of Zoology 254 (1):17â€“26.
Kunte, K. (2000). Butterflies of Peninsular India. Universities Press (Hyderabad) and Indian Academy of Sciences (Bangalore), 254pp.
Palot, M. J. & C. Radhakrishan (2006). Observation on butterflies feeding on rooting Jackfruits. Records of Zoological Survey of India 106 (1): 109-110.
Ribeiro, D. B., R. Batista, P. I. Prado, K. S. J. Brown & A. V. L. Freitas (2012). The importance of small scales to the fruit-feeding butterfly assemblages in a fragmented landscape. Biodiversity and Conservation 21(3): 811-827.
Ribeiro, D. B., P. I. Prado, K. S. J. Brown & A. V. L. Freitas (2008). Additive partitioning of butterfly diversity in a fragmented landscape: importance of scale and implications for conservation. Diversity and Distribution 14(6) :961â€“968.
Shuey, J. A. (1997). An optimized portable bait trap for quantitative sampling of butterflies. Tropical Lepidoptera 8:1â€“4.
Sourakov, A., A. Duehl & A. Sourakov (2012). Foraging Behavior of the Blue Morpho and Other Tropical Butterflies: the Chemical and Electrophysiological Basis of Olfactory Preferences and the Role of Color. Psyche :1â€“10; http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/378050
Young, A. M. (1975). Feeding behaviour of Morpho butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Morphinae) in a seasonal tropical environment. Revista de Biologia Tropical 23(1):101â€“123.