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Academic & Professional Books  Insects & other Invertebrates  Insects  Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)

Courtship and Mating in Butterflies Reproduction, Mating Behaviour and Sexual Conflicts

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By: Raymond JC Cannon(Author)
375 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
Publisher: CABI Publishing
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Bringing together recent developments from a range of disciplines, this book is an up-to-date account of butterfly courtship and mating.
Courtship and Mating in Butterflies
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The aim of Courtship and Mating in Butterflies is to present a readable account of butterfly behaviour, based on field observations, great photographs and the latest research. The main focus is on courtship and mating – including perching, searching and territorial behaviour – but to understand these subjects it is necessary to explain how mates are chosen and this requires sections on wing colours and patterns. A chapter on butterfly vision is also essential in terms of how butterflies see the world and each other. There have been exciting discoveries in all of these fields in recent years, including: butterfly vision (butterfly photoreceptors), wing patterns (molecular biology), wing colouration (structural colours and nano-architecture), mating strategies and female choice (ecology and behaviour).

Contents

1: Introduction
2: Sexual selection and mate choice
3: Strategies for locating a mate
4: Seeing and being seen
5: Courtship behaviour
6: Body language
7: The Mating Game
8: The inside story
9: Scents – chemical communications
10: Wing colours and iridescence
11: Glossary
12: Summing Up
13: Annex 1
14: References

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Monograph New SPECIAL OFFER
By: Raymond JC Cannon(Author)
375 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
Publisher: CABI Publishing
NHBS
Bringing together recent developments from a range of disciplines, this book is an up-to-date account of butterfly courtship and mating.
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