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The Biology of butterflies

Author: Richard Irwin Vane-Wright; Phillip Ronald Ackery; E B Ford; Royal Entomological Society of London.
Publisher: London ; Orlando : Published for the Royal Entomological Society by Academic Press, 1984.
Series: Symposia of the Royal Entomological Society of London, no. 11.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Biology of butterflies.
London ; Orlando : Published for the Royal Entomological Society by Academic Press, 1984
(OCoLC)643884896
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Irwin Vane-Wright; Phillip Ronald Ackery; E B Ford; Royal Entomological Society of London.
ISBN: 0127137505 9780127137506
OCLC Number: 11651920
Notes: "Dedicated to E.B. Ford."
Includes indexes.
Description: xxiv, 429 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portrait ; 31 cm.
Contents: Dedication to Professor E.B. Ford, FRS : Henry Ford and butterflies / Miriam Rothschild --
Reflections in honour of E.B. Ford / Lincoln P. Brower --
Introduction / Richard I. Vane-Wright, Phillip R. Ackery, Philip J. DeVries --
Systematic and faunistic studies on butterflies / Phillip R. Ackery --
The structure and dynamics of butterfly populations / Paul R. Ehrlich --
The biology of butterfly communities / Lawrence E. Gilbert --
The effects of marking and handling on recapture frequencies of butterflies / Ashley C. Morton --
Synoptic studies on butterfly abundance / Ernest Pollard --
Egg-laying in butterflies / Frances S. Chew, Robert K. Robbins --
Butterfly-hostplant relationships : host quality, adult choice and larval success / Michael C. Singer --
Habitat versus foodplant selection / Steven P. Courtney --
Parsonsieae : ancestral larval foodplants of the Danainae and Ithomiinae / John A. Edgar --
The natural enemies of butterflies / Jack P. Dempster --
Host specificity of ectoparasitic midges on butterflies / Richard P. Lane --
Chemical defence in butterflies / Lincoln P. Brower --
A new look at Lepidoptera toxins / Neville Marsh, Miriam Rothschild, Fred Evans --
Mimicry : the palatability spectrum and its consequences / John R.G. Turner --
How is automimicry maintained? / Dianne O. Gibson --
The ecological genetics of quantitative characters of Maniola jurtina and other butterflies / Paul M. Brakefield --
Enzyme variation within the Danainae / Ian J. Kitching --
Mimicry, migration and speciation in Acraea encedon and A. encedana / Ian J. Gordon --
Amplified species diversity : a case study of an Australian lycaenid butterfly and its attendant ants / Naomi E. Pierce --
Visual communication and sexual selection among butterflies / Robert E. Silberglied. Mate selection in butterflies : competition, coyness, choice and chauvinism / David A.S. Smith --
Absence of differential mate selection in the North American tiger swallowtail Papilio glaucus / Austin P. Platt, S.J. Harrison, Thomas F. Williams --
The role of pseudosexual selection in the evolution of butterfly colour patterns / Richard I. Vane-Wright --
Upsets in the sex-ratio of some Lepidoptera / Sir Cyril Clarke --
Chemically mediated interactions between butterflies / Michael Boppré --
The dilemma : when and how to go or stay / R. Robin Baker --
Experimental studies on the evolution of seasonal polyphenism / Arthur M. Shapiro --
Sunshine, sex-ratio and behaviour of Euphydryas aurinia larvae / Keith Porter --
Seasonal polyphenism in African Precis butterflies / Leonard McLeod --
Seasonal polyphenism in four Japanese Pieris (Artogeia) species / Osamu Yata [and others] --
The impact of recent vulcanism on Lepidoptera / Robert M. Pyle --
The biology and conservation of Ornithoptera alexandrae / Michael J. Parsons --
The conservation of butterflies in temperate countries : past efforts and lessons for the future / Jeremy A. Thomas.
Series Title: Symposia of the Royal Entomological Society of London, no. 11.
Responsibility: edited by R.I. Vane-Wright and P.R. Ackery.

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