Distribution of Topical Butterflies in Disturbed Island Habitats of Bocas del Toro, Panamá

dc.contributor.author Crees, Logan
dc.contributor.department School for Field Studies
dc.date 2018-02-18T16:42:08.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-07T05:11:55Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-07T05:11:55Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04-11
dc.description.abstract <p>Rhopalocera (butterflies) are considered to be an indicator for environmental health and quality. But little is known about how butterflies are distributed within tropical landscapes. In order to better understand how to use butterflies as indicators of environmental health, it’s important to know how butterflies are distributed throughout the landscape. Disturbed lowland evergreen rainforest offer many habitat types with varying degrees of canopy coverage and understory growth. These areas are currently experiencing widespread anthropogenic disturbance. Because of this, several studies have been conducted to examine the effects of disturbance on butterfly species in an attempt to better understand the effect on the ecological community as a whole. This study looks at the distribution of butterflies in tropical island habitats and found that butterflies are typically found in areas where more light exist, though one family, Riodinidae was found to have a weak negative correlation to canopy openness. It was also found that butterflies in the family Nymphalidae and Hesperiidae were most abundant in tropical island habitats.</p>
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/91830
dc.relation.ispartofseries Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression
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dc.subject.disciplines Entomology
dc.title Distribution of Topical Butterflies in Disturbed Island Habitats of Bocas del Toro, Panamá
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thesis.degree.discipline Environmental Science
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