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A male Klug's clearwing butterfly (Dircenna klugii klugii) foraging on a coffee flower (Coffea arabica) in Finca Irlanda, Soconusco region, Chiapas

A male Klug’s clearwing butterfly (Dircenna klugii klugii) foraging on a coffee flower (Coffea arabica) in the Soconusco region of Chiapas, Mexico. Shade-grown coffee certification programs distinguish shade management practices that contain significantly higher levels of bird and butterfly diversity. This enhanced biodiversity may provide important ecosystem services, such as pollination, shown here. This photograph originally appeared on the cover of Ecological Applications (14:3) in June of 2004.
Temporal and geographic description Finca Irlanda, Soconusco region of Chiapas, Mexico.
Primary or BEN resource type
Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords coffee,butterfly,agriculture,shade grown,conservation,management,pollination,biodiversity,flower,sustainability
Key taxa Klug's clearwing butterfly,Dircenna klugii klugii,Coffee,Coffea arabica
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Pedagogical Use Category
Pedagogical Use Description This image could be used to supplement lectures or presentations about shade-grown coffee and/or management practices. It may also be used to illustrate a Klug's clearwing butterfly for discussion or presentation about this particular species or diversity in general.
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Full Name of Primary Author Stacy Philpott
Primary Author Controlled Name
Primary Author Affiliation National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

Wilkes University, Biology Progam
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  • educationintern
Submitter Name Kenneth Klemow
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Rights Copyright 2004 by the Ecological Society of America.
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Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection Off
Big Data Collection Off
Editors Choice No
Resource Status
Date Of Record Submission 2014-09-12
I Agree to EcoEdDL's Copyright Policy & Terms of Use No
Date Of Record Release 2010-02-16 01:32:24
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  • tmourad
Date Last Modified 2014-09-12 07:52:34
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