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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.
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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 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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Primary Author Affiliation National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

Wilkes University, Biology Progam
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Submitter Name Kenneth Klemow
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Rights Copyright 2004 by the Ecological Society of America.
Date Of Record Submission 2014-09-12

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