Desiccation resistance, that is, the ability to reduce water loss, is an ecologically important trait relevant to all terrestrial organisms, which may constrain species distributions. Nevertheless, relatively few studies have investigated plastic capacities in desiccation resistance. We here investigate plastic responses in body mass change, used as a proxy of desiccation resistance, to variation in temperature and relative humidity in the tropical butterfly Bicyclus anynana (Butler) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae…
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