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Pollination by Butterflies and Moths

Pat Willmer

in Pollination and Floral Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128610
eISBN:
9781400838943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128610.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on pollination by butterflies and moths, which belong to the order Lepidoptera. Lepidopterans are split into four suborders, but all the flower visitors occur in about sixteen ... More


Systematics and Phylogeny of Sparganothina and Related Taxa (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Sparganothini)

Bernard Landry

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098404
eISBN:
9780520916005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098404.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This work provides a hypothesis of evolutionary relationships within the Neotropical genus Sparganothina, and between this genus and other lineages of Sparganothini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). ... More


Significance in Natural and Human Communities

Jerry A. Powell and Paul A. Opler

in Moths of Western North America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251977
eISBN:
9780520943773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251977.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the major role of Lepidoptera populations in natural and human communities. Lepidoptera larvae damage agricultural crops and are a major problem in stored meal, grain, nuts, ... More


Seasonal polyphenisms and environmentally induced plasticity in the Lepidoptera: The coordinated evolution of many traits on multiple levels

Paul M. Brakefield and Bas J. Zwaan

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Polyphenisms, for example in butterflies and moths, have been a constant source of inspiration to entomologists since well before Darwin's time. Initial attention from researchers was grabbed because ... More


Biology

Jerry A. Powell and Paul A. Opler

in Moths of Western North America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251977
eISBN:
9780520943773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251977.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses several factors in the climatic and biotic environment that influence the survival of Lepidoptera populations, and examines adult behavior such as feeding, mating, and female ... More


Fossil Record and Evolution

Jerry A. Powell and Paul A. Opler

in Moths of Western North America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251977
eISBN:
9780520943773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251977.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the relationships among lepidopteran evolutionary lineages based on changes in their morphological adaptation. It begins by discussing fossil records of Lepidoptera, followed ... More


Ditrysia, Nonapoditrysian Superfamilies

Jerry A. Powell and Paul A. Opler

in Moths of Western North America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251977
eISBN:
9780520943773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251977.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter focuses on the Ditrysia, an evolutionary lineage that makes up 98% or more of the described species of living Lepidoptera. It describes the important characteristic of the six ... More


Apoditrysia

Jerry A. Powell and Paul A. Opler

in Moths of Western North America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251977
eISBN:
9780520943773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251977.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter focuses on the Apoditrysia lineage of the Lepidoptera. It discusses the superfamilies that comprise Apoditrysia: nononobtectomeran superfamilies, unspecialized Obtectomera, and ... More


Laboratory Selection Studies of Life-History Physiology in Insects

Anthony J. Zera and Lawrence G. Harshman

in Experimental Evolution: Concepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247666
eISBN:
9780520944473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247666.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on research in life-history evolution and evolutionary physiology of insects. It summarizes the current status of major topics of research on the physiological causes of ... More


Changes in the Butterfly and Moth Fauna

Les Ferge

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter explores what is known about and what is likely happening to Wisconsin's moths and butterflies. Many species of Lepidoptera can serve as extraordinarily sensitive indicators of ... More


Dispersal under global change—the case of the Pine processionary moth and other insects

Hans Van Dyck

in Dispersal Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608898
eISBN:
9780191774560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608898.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on recent research on the Lepidoptera — moths and butterflies, with a particular emphasis on the case of the Pine processionary moth — to illustrate the multiple and complex ... More


Statistical Models and Approaches to Inference

Kerrie Mengersen, Christopher H. Schmid, Michael D. Jennions, and Jessica Gurevitch

in Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137285
eISBN:
9781400846184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137285.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides an introduction and overview of the three statistical components of the meta-analysis: (1) the statistical model that describes how the study-specific estimates of interest will ... More


Nabokov, Literature, Lepidoptera

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this chapter, the author talks about Vladimir Nabokov's passion for butterflies and their place in his literature. In researching his biography Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years, the author ... More


Netting Nabokov: Review of Dieter E. Zimmer A Guide to Nabokov’s Butterflies and Moths, 2001

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter reviews Dieter E. Zimmer's A Guide to Nabokov's Butterflies and Moths 2001 (2001). The book contains an introduction to Lepidoptera, taxonomy and systematics, mimicry, evolution, and ... More


Landscape-scale conservation of farmland moths

Thomas Merckx and David W. Macdonald

in Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 1: Managing for nature on lowland farms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745488
eISBN:
9780191807558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745488.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Landscape-scale conservation of farmland moths is urgently needed because of their alarming rates of decline. This chapter reports on several experiments that involved light-trapping of macro-moths ... More


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