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Cover for Butterfly biology systems: connections and interactions in life history and behaviour.

This book contains 36 chapters divided into 4 sections exploring the complexity in wing patterns and forms, of life history traits and variety of behaviours of butterflies. The various structures among suites of butterfly life history and behavioural traits, the associations among them and links...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book
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Cover for Reality, abstractions and systems.

This chapter provides information on life history and behaviour of butterflies. It focus on nature of systems theory, the basic feature of systems model (feedbacks and regulation) and the practical development of systems model.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Catering for taxa and phylogenies.

In biological systems, there are no perfect relationships. The existence of such variety in butterflies, the distinctiveness of higher taxa, in itself suggests that different strategies are used to solve many of the same problems. However satisfying a set of relationships in life history, behaviour ...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Mimicry: honest and dishonest signals of unpalatability.

In this chapter on mimicry, attention is given to the life history aspects of signalling in butterflies, both honest signalling of defences (i.e. nauseous flavours, unpalatability, poisons, stings) and deception (i.e. Batesian mimicry and automimicry). The subject is a vast one; attention here is...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The dynamics of insect numbers 1: history, classical theories, time series, life tables, models.

This chapter presents a brief history of population dynamics and evolution, classical theories on the control of animal numbers and empirical time-series data on insect population dynamics. The importance, construction, analysis and limitations of insect life tables are discussed and the value and...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Insects and spider mites.

Insects are often a major obstacle to the successful production of cucurbits. They can severely reduce yield, injure or kill plants, spread disease and adversely affect fruit quality. Spider mites can also be a problem, particularly with glasshouse cucumbers. Integrated pest management requires an...

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Phenotypic plasticity hypothesis.

The phenotypic plasticity hypothesis - or, in short, plasticity hypothesis - posits that invasive species are more phenotypically plastic than non-invasive or native ones. On the basis of a systematic review, we identified 115 relevant empirical tests of the plasticity hypothesis. Most of these...

Author(s)
Torchyk, O.; Jeschke, J. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The British Islands: a geological and historical outline.

This chapter provides an introduction to modern concepts in island biogeography, factors that affect the presence of butterflies, and other organisms, on British and Irish islands. Colonization ability and migration capacity correlate with one another - to be good (bad) at one is often to be good...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.; Hardy, P. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395061)
Type
Book chapter

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