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Cover for Taxonomic constraints in biological systems.

This chapter focuses on the primary factors that place constraints on butterfly biology systems. Information is provided on taxonomic differences and a brief exploration of the division within butterflies is discussed.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Chapter B.6: trade-offs and regulation in butterfly biology.

This chapter focuses on the distinctive nature of trade-offs (regulation, switches) in Lepidoptera. Information is provided on the effects of different factors (environment and hosts) on the life history and behaviour of butterflies.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Basic connections and broad divisions in butterfly biology.

This chapter focuses on the ecology, life history and host plant relationships of butterflies. Associations including mutualism, commensalism, herbivory, predation, parasitism, ammensalism, neutralism, and competition are discussed.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conundrum of larval growth: fast and small, slow and large, or neither?

This chapter provides information on some factors affecting larval growth and development of butterfiles, including host plant species and quality, diapause, photoperiod, solar radiation, temperature and voltinism.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Alternatives to continuous development: to stay and adjust or leave?

For the majority of Lepidoptera the seasonal round of environmental conditions produces periods when the key resource for development (larval food) is unavailable or occurs in a less than entirely suitable state (inaccessible). Life cycle timing and other adaptations are duly selected to ensure...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mechanisms for survival: an arsenal for all occasions.

This chapter focuses on the basics of biotic mortality agents (parasitoids and predatory arthropods) and the apparent responses or adaptations of various lepidopteran species to these agents. The various mechanisms used by Lepidoptera in ensuring their survival are also discussed.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Adult lifespan: the implications of living for longer.

This chapter provides information on the adult lifespan of butterflies, including diapause, dispersion, feeding time, hibernation, oviposition, food quality and predation.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Adult feeding - refuelling strategies.

This chapter provides information on different feeding behaviours of butterflies, including alternative food sources, feeding time, choosing the right flower, and feeding in puddles.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Chapter D.7: egg-laying - unloading the next generation.

This chapter focuses on egg-laying, which is a critical phase in butterfly behaviour. Host selection is almost invariably highly specific, such that only a fraction of potential host plants is exploited. This reflects on egg-laying fulfilling a number of integrated functions and factors include:...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Larval feeding - body building under duress.

This chapter provides a brief examination of behavioural adjustments made to optimise feeding amidst pressures in butterfly species, divided up for convenience into space and time, followed by the capacity of larvae to engineer their environments. A logical starting point is to examine the...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
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