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Mimicry in Butterflies

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By: Reginald Crundall Punnett (Author)

230 pages, illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Apr 2016 | #231682 | ISBN-13: 9781316601624
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About this book

Originally published in 1915, Mimicry in Butterflies was written by the renowned British geneticist Reginald Crundall Punnett (1875-1967). Intended to appeal to a broad range of readers, the text presents a concise discussion of mimicry in butterflies and the role of mimicry in the evolutionary process. Illustrative figures and notes are included. Mimicry in Butterflies will be of value to anyone with an interest in butterflies, the development of evolutionary theory and the history of science.


Contents

Preface

1. Introductory
2. Mimicry - Batesian and Mullerian
3. Old-world mimics
4. New-world mimics
5. Some criticisms
6. 'Mimicry rings'
7. The case of papilo polytes
8. The case of papilo polytes (cont.)
9. The enemies of butterflies
10. Mimicry and variation

Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Index


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