Butterfly genome reveals promiscuous exchange of mimicry adaptations among species
It is inferred that closely related Heliconius species exchange protective colour-pattern genes promiscuously, implying that hybridization has an important role in adaptive radiation.
Pollen feeding and reproductive biology of heliconius butterflies.
- L. Gilbert
- Biology, Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 1 June 1972
Butterflies of the neotropical Genus Heliconius feed on pollen. This is the first known instance in butterflies of a habit that is well known for other insects. The butterflies remove amino acids and…
Linkage of butterfly mate preference and wing color preference cue at the genomic location of wingless.
- M. Kronforst, L. G. Young, D. Kapan, C. McNeely, R. O’Neill, L. Gilbert
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 25 April 2006
It is shown that the specific cue used by Heliconius cydno and Heliconii pachinus males to recognize conspecific females is the color of patches on the wings, indicating a genetic association between the loci responsible for preference and preference cue.
Why are there so many mimicry rings? Correlations between habitat, behaviour and mimicry in Heliconius butterflies
It is suggested that species from the melpomene -group of Heliconius have radiated to occupy mimetic niches protected by model species in the Ithomiinae and the erato -groups ofHeliconius, suggesting the maintenance of mimetic diversity would be aided by the habitat and behavioural differences revealed here.
COEVOLUTION OF PLANTS AND HERBIVORES: PASSION FLOWER BUTTERFLIES
- W. W. Benson, K. Brown, L. Gilbert
- Environmental Science, BiologyEvolution; international journal of organic…
- 1 December 1975
A hypothesis as to just how coevolution between insects and plants in the past resulted in these present day patterns was suggested by Brues (1920) and developed fully by Ehrlich and Raven (1965) on the basis of butterfly host plant data.
Flies suppress fire ants
Phylogenetic Relationships and Chromosome Number Evolution in Passiflora
The results of phylogenetic analyses of the trnL/trnT sequence data support the reduction of Killip's 22 subgenera to four as proposed in a new classification system by Feuillet and MacDougal (2004), and character optimization of chromosome numbers on the phylogenetic tree supports x=12 as the base chromosome number for Passiflora.
MULTILOCUS ANALYSES OF ADMIXTURE AND INTROGRESSION AMONG HYBRIDIZING HELICONIUS BUTTERFLIES
- M. Kronforst, L. G. Young, L. Blume, L. Gilbert
- BiologyEvolution; international journal of organic…
- 1 June 2006
Variation in the frequency of AFLP fragments and DNA sequence variation from 15 genes is used to measure the extent of admixture and the direction of interspecific gene flow among three Heliconius butterfly species that diverged recently as a result of natural selection for Müllerian mimicry, and which continue to hybridize.
Ecological consequences of a coevolved mutualism between butterflies and plants
- L. Gilbert
- Environmental ScienceCoevolution of Animals and Plants
- 31 December 1975
Apimal-plant mutualisms have been extensively described and yet, to dat e, we have no clear understanding of the general ecologi cal and evolutionary importance of such interactions. Ecologi s t s…
Foraging ecology and patterns of diversification in dipteran parasitoids of fire ants in south Brazil
Seven Pseudacteon species in two separate communities were studied in south‐east Brazil and the way in which hosts detect and respond to the presence of parasitoid flies, attack rates of the parasitoids, and host location behaviour of the Parasitoids were examined.