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Title: Sexual Difference in Color Sense in a Lycaenid Butterfly, Narathura japonica
Authors: Imafuku, Michio
Shimizu, Isamu
Imai, Hiroo  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Shichida, Yoshinori  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Author's alias: 今福, 道夫
七田, 芳則
Keywords: color sense
sexual difference
Narathura japonica
integrating sphere
Issue Date: Jun-2007
Publisher: Zoological Society of Japan
Journal title: Zoological Science
Volume: 24
Issue: 6
Start page: 611
End page: 613
Abstract: The spectral sensitivity of a lycaenid butterfly, Narathura japonica, was investigated by electroretinography using an integrating sphere that could illuminate the compound eye from almost all directions. Samples were collected from three locations. Butterflies from different locations showed a similar pattern; the first, second, and third peaks (or a shoulder) were located at about 380, 460, and 560 nm, respectively. Males clearly showed the highest sensitivity at the first peak point. In contrast, females showed a higher relative sensitivity than males at the second and third peak points in all samples, and showed broad spectral sensitivity. This male-specific UV-sensitivity is discussed in terms of ecological factors.
Rights: (c) 日本動物学会 / Zoological Society of Japan
DOI(Published Version): 10.2108/zsj.24.611
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