Butterfly Body Language Refuse AffairJun 1st, 2011 | By wownesia | Category: Flora&Fauna
The butterfly type copper butterfly (Lycaena phlaeas) is a type of butterfly mating only once in his life. This butterfly has a unique body language to reject the male “other” who wants to marry her or deny affair.
Body language was discovered by Jun Oh Idea of Kurume Institute of Technology in Fukuoka, Japan. In his research, he used a model of male butterflies are brought near to a particular female to provoke a reaction.
June found that the copper butterfly who are married often close their wings when the model of male butterflies brought near. Meanwhile, a virgin will remain open wings. June came to the conclusion that closing the wing associated with mating behavior.
“So, I concluded that females who do not want to do marriage again will close its wings to hide itself. Meanwhile, a female who wants to marry will remain open wings so it looks flashy,” explained the idea.
One factor that visits a butterfly is a male to marry a female wing patterns. The more elegant and striking wing pattern females, then males will be more interested. By closing the wing, then the copper butterfly females as if to hide its beauty.
In addition to closing the wing when there are male approached, copper butterfly wings are also sometimes closed with a lower level while the other butterfly species pass. As the BBC reported, the study published in June in the journal Ethology.