Stage-Structured Periodic Population Model for the Florida Leafwing

Autores UPV
Revista International Journal of Complex Systems in Science


The Florida leafwing is an endemic butterfly which is distributed in South Florida and the lower Keys. Stage-structured population models are a useful tool for the management and conservation of Florida leafwing. In this work we use a discrete-time periodic control system for describing a leafwing population. One of the main differences between this model and classical stage-structured models is that in the current model we can alter the number of adults contributing to eggs production. This allows us to control the population. The solution of the problem is obtained using invariant formulations of positive periodic systems.