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Reproducible research in the study of biological coloration
The study of colour in nature has generated insights intofundamental evolutionary and ecological processes, and researchinto colour traits is a rapidly growing field (Kelber & Osorio,Expand
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Predatory pollinator deception: Does the orchid mantis resemble a model species?
Cases of imperfect or non-model mimicry are common in plants and animals and challenge intuitive assumptions about the nature of directional selection on mimics. Many non-rewarding flower species doExpand
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Pollinator Deception in the Orchid Mantis
Mimicry has evolved in contexts such as camouflage, predator deterrence, luring of prey, and pollinator attraction. Mimicry of flowers has until now been demonstrated only in angiosperms, yet it hasExpand
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Selection for predation, not female fecundity, explains sexual size dimorphism in the orchid mantises
Here we reconstruct the evolutionary shift towards floral simulation in orchid mantises and suggest female predatory selection as the likely driving force behind the development of extreme sexualExpand
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Habitat selection in a deceptive predator: maximizing resource availability and signal efficacy
Many animals deceive prey by presenting a deceptive signal that lures prey into close proximity. These predators are predicted to select habitats that maximize the efficacy of their deceptive signalExpand
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The Functional Significance of Chiral Genitalia: Patterns of Asymmetry, Functional Morphology and Mating Success in the Praying Mantis Ciulfina baldersoni
Genital asymmetry is relatively common and widespread throughout the animal kingdom. The functional significance of genital asymmetry is however, poorly understood for most species. Male prayingExpand
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Egg Dispersal in the Phasmatodea: Convergence in Chemical Signaling Strategies Between Plants and Animals?
Numerous tree species’ seeds contain an ‘elaiosome’ that acts as a food reward for ants and thus induces dispersal of the seeds. Many stick and leaf insect species appear to have evolved a convergentExpand
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Intraspecific interactions and their effect on habitat utilisation by the praying mantid Ciulfina biseriata (Mantodea: Liturgusidae)
Tree trunks are spatially separated habitat patches for the tree-running mantid Ciulfina biseriata (Mantodea: Liturgusidae). This paper investigates how intraspecific interactions may affect spacingExpand
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Coloration and Morphology of the Orchid Mantis Hymenopus coronatus (Mantodea: Hymenopodidae)
Abstract The orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus (Insecta: Mantodea), is renown for its visual resemblance to a flower blossom. It has been hypothesised that the ‘flowerlike’ orchid mantis is anExpand
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