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Diversity, Migration, and Conservation of Butterflies in Northern Costa Rica

William A. Haber and Robert D. Stevenson

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780520223097
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937772 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0008
Diversity, Migration, and Conservation of Butterflies in Northern Costa Rica

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This chapter presents the diversity of butterfly faunas of the Costa Rican dry forest, the cloud forest of the neighboring mountains, and the wet forest on the adjacent Atlantic slope. It also describes the migration behavior of dry-forest butterflies and how they adapt to a changing seasonal environment.

Keywords: butterfly fauna; dry forest; cloud forest; wet forest; migration; butterflies

Chapter.  8219 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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