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Successful conservation of a threatened Maculinea butterfly.

Abstract:

Globally threatened butterflies have prompted research-based approaches to insect conservation. Here, we describe the reversal of the decline of Maculinea arion (Large Blue), a charismatic specialist whose larvae parasitize Myrmica ant societies. M. arion larvae were more specialized than had previously been recognized, being adapted to a single host-ant species that inhabits a narrow niche in grassland. Inconspicuous changes in grazing and vegetation structure caused host ants to be replaced...

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10.1126/science.1175726

Authors


Thomas, JA More by this author
Simcox, DJ More by this author
Clarke, RT More by this author
Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
325
Issue:
5936
Pages:
80-83
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
URN:
uuid:832ba799-6f04-4d51-80dc-9b1ac87d0c6a
Source identifiers:
91019
Local pid:
pubs:91019

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