Copula "inter mares" in Pirascca sagaris satnius (Dalman) (Lepidoptera, Riodinidae, Riodininae)

Abstract

The poorly known phenomenon of copula "inter mares" (a male insect copulating with another male) is reported in Pirascca sagaris satnius (Dalman, 1823) (Lepidoptera, Riodinidae, Riodininae).

Riodinidae; Pirascca; copula "inter mares"; pairing behavior; sexual recognition


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Copula "inter mares" in Pirascca sagaris satnius (Dalman) (Lepidoptera, Riodinidae, Riodininae)1 1 Contribution number 1213 of the Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná.

Marcelo Duarte* * Corresponding author. E-mail: mduarte@bio.ufpr.br ; Olaf H.H. Mielke; Mirna M. Casagrande

Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná. Caixa Postal 19020, 81531-990 Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil. CNPq fellowship

ABSTRACT

The poorly known phenomenon of copula "inter mares" (a male insect copulating with another male) is reported in Pirascca sagaris satnius (Dalman, 1823) (Lepidoptera, Riodinidae, Riodininae).

Key words: Riodinidae, Pirascca, copula "inter mares", pairing behavior, sexual recognition

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Recebido em 12.VI.1999; aceito em 15.V.2000.

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    Contribution number 1213 of the Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná.
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    * Corresponding author. E-mail: mduarte@bio.ufpr.br 1 Contribution number 1213 of the Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná.

    Publication Dates

    • Publication in this collection
      12 May 2009
    • Date of issue
      June 2000

    History

    • Accepted
      15 May 2000
    • Received
      12 June 1999
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