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Complex modular architecture around a simple toolkit of wing pattern genes
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It is shown that variation around colour pattern genes is highly modular, with narrow genomic intervals associated with specific differences in colour and pattern, and provides a flexible mechanism for rapid morphological diversification.
Genomic architecture and introgression shape a butterfly radiation
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It is found that most loci with non-canonical histories arose through introgression, and are strongly underrepresented in regions of low recombination and low gene density, and the multi-genome assembly approach enables an improved understanding of adaptive radiation.
Morphology and distribution of antennal sensilla of Gryon gallardoi (Brèthes) (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) females.
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The determination and the description pattern of antennal sensilla in G. gallardoi, in the present study, is an advance regarding the elucidation of the mechanisms involved in the host selection behavior of this species.
Host-plant dependent wing phenotypic variation in the neotropical butterfly Heliconius erato
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It is proposed that this variation in forewing size and shape in the butterfly Heliconius erato phyllis can be an important factor in resource specialization and partner recognition, possibly triggering reproductive isolation and sympatric speciation in phytophagous insects.
Genomic architecture and introgression shape a butterfly radiation
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Tests to distinguish incomplete lineage sorting from introgression indicate that gene flow has obscured several ancient phylogenetic relationships in this group over large swathes of the genome, and a hitherto unknown inversion that traps a color pattern switch locus is identified.
Genome-wide introgression among distantly related Heliconius butterfly species
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This study provides a genome-wide portrait of introgression between distantly related butterfly species and proposes a comprehensive and efficient workflow for gene flow identification in genomic data sets.
A new species of Phyllocnistis Zeller (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from southern Brazil, with life-history description and genetic comparison to congeneric species
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This is the first species of Phyllocnistis Zeller described from Brazil, and the first leaf-mining gracillariid associated with Passifloraceae.
Ontogenetic trajectories and hind tibia geometric morphometrics of Holymenia clavigera (Herbst) and Anisoscelis foliacea marginella (Dallas) (Hemiptera: Coreidae)
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Although these bugs are almost morphologically identical in the immature stages, their growth patterns and general size are different, and it is found size to be a useful parameter for species differentiation at these stages.
A new species of Neruda Turner, 1976 from northeast Brazil (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Heliconiinae, Heliconiini)
A new species of passion vine butterfly, Neruda metis sp. n., from Serra do Penitente, Balsas municipality, Ma ranhao state, Brazil, is described and illustrated. In te­ gu mentary ultrastructural
Developmental pathway from leaves to galls induced by a sap-feeding insect on Schinus polygamus (Cav.) Cabrera (Anacardiaceae).
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Major differences were found between the developmental pathways of non-galled leaves and galls of Calophya duvauae (Scott) on Schinus polygamus (Cav.) Cabrera (Anacardiaceae) and is suggested to result from convergence associated with the piercing feeding apparatus of the corresponding gall-inducer.
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