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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Insect phenotypic plasticity.
Enfield, NH : Science Publishers, ©2005
|All Authors / Contributors:||
T N Ananthakrishnan; Douglas Whitman
|Description:||213 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||1. Perspectives and dimensions of phenotypic plasticity in insects / T.N. Ananthakrishnan --
2. Phenotypic plasticity of host selection in adult tiger swallowtail butterflies, Papilio glaucus L. (Lepidoptera : Papilionidae) / Rodrigo J. Mercader and J. Mark Scriber --
3. Plasticity in insect responses to variable chemistry of host plants / Meena Haribal and J. Alan A. Renwick --
4. Fighting, flight and fecundity : behavioural determinants of thysanoptera structural diversity / Laurence A. Mound --
5. Behavioral diversity and its apportionment in a primitively eusocial wasp / Raghavendra Gadagkar and K. Chandrashekara --
6. Clutch size plasticity in the lepidoptera / James A. Fordyce.
|Responsibility:||editors, T.N. Ananthakrishnan, Douglas Whitman.|
It helps to explain such notable phenomena as castes in social insects, phase shifts in locusts, alternation of generations in aphids, color polymorphism in butterflies, allometry and horn length in beetles, and diapause, estivation, quiescence, acclimation, learning, migration, host plant switching, alternative mating tactics, and maternal effects, in a wide range of insects. This book documents the plasticity inherent in insects. In a companion volume, Phenotypic Plasticity of Insects: Mechanisms and Consequences we explore the underlying causes, process, and consequences of plasticity."--Jacket.