Food plants of 19 butterflies species (Lepidoptera) from loreto, Peru

Joel Vásquez Bardales, Ricardo Zárate Gómez, Percy Huiñapi Canaquiri, Julio Pinedo Jiménez, Juan José Ramírez Hernández, Gerardo Lamas, Pedro Vela García

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This work reports the food plants utilized by 19 species of butterflies from Allpahuayo-Mishana Research Center and the Community of San Rafael, Loreto, Peru. We report 23 plant species and one hybrid of angiosperms used by the butterflies. Larval host plants were 21 species and five were adult nectar sources. Two species were both host plant and nectar source: Passiflora coccinea Aubl. and Passiflora edulis Sims. The most frequently used plant families were Solanaceae, Passifloraceae, Fabaceae and Aristolochiaceae.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2017


  • Biotrade
  • Host plants
  • Nectar sources
  • Plant-Animal relationships
  • Sustainability


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