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Natural history of Fiji’s endemic swallowtail butterfly, Papilio schmeltzi (Herrich - Schaeffer)

Chandra, Visheshni and Khurma, Uma R. and Inoue, T.A. (2013) Natural history of Fiji’s endemic swallowtail butterfly, Papilio schmeltzi (Herrich - Schaeffer). Tropical Lepidoptera Research, 23 (1). pp. 32-38. ISSN 1941-7659

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    Abstract

    The wild population of Papilio schmeltzi (Herrich-Schaeffer) in the Fiji Islands is very small. Successful rearing methods should be established prior to any attempts to increase numbers of the natural population. Therefore, we studied the biology of this species. Papilio schmeltzi was reared on Micromelum minutum. Three generations were reared during the period from mid April 2008 to end of November 2008, and hence we estimate that in nature P. schmeltzi may have up to eight generations in a single year.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2014 10:18
    Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 15:22
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7627
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