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Plasticity in life-history traits.
We describe the impact of recent life-history plasticity theory on insect studies, particularly on the interface between genetics and plasticity. We focus on the three-dimensional relationshipExpand
The Effect of Flexible Growth Rates on Optimal Sizes and Development Times in a Seasonal Environment
The interrelationships among development time, growth rate, and adult size are investigated using simple optimization models of a seasonal life history in which larger adults have greaterExpand
Nymphalid butterflies diversify following near demise at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary
The butterfly family Nymphalidae contains some of the most important non-drosophilid insect model systems for evolutionary and ecological studies, yet the evolutionary history of the group hasExpand
Adaptive plasticity and plasticity as an adaptation : a selective review of plasticity in animal morphology and life history
During the last decade there has been a rapidly growing interest in the study of phenotypic plasticity in animals. Confused terminology in this field of research may be one reason why the focus ofExpand
Intraspecific Variability in Number of Larval Instars in Insects
Abstract The number of larval instars varies widely across insect species. Although instar number is frequently considered to be invariable within species, intraspecific variability in the number ofExpand
Synergistic effects of combining morphological and molecular data in resolving the phylogeny of butterflies and skippers
Phylogenetic relationships among major clades of butterflies and skippers have long been controversial, with no general consensus even today. Such lack of resolution is a substantial impediment toExpand
  • N. Janz, S. Nylin
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 April 1998
A database on host plant records from 437 ingroup taxa has been used to test a number of hypotheses on the interaction between butterflies and their host plants using phylogenetic methods (simpleExpand
Sex-related variation in growth rate as a result of selection for large size and protandry in a bivoltine butterfly, Pieris napi
This paper explores what factors influence size, development time and growth rate in a polyandrous and bivoltine butterfly, Pieris napi L. In butterflies male/female sexual size dimorphism has beenExpand
Diversity begets diversity: host expansions and the diversification of plant-feeding insects
BackgroundPlant-feeding insects make up a large part of earth's total biodiversity. While it has been shown that herbivory has repeatedly led to increased diversification rates in insects, there hasExpand
Towards a better understanding of the higher systematics of Nymphalidae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea).
Research on the molecular systematics of higher taxa in the butterfly family Nymphalidae (Lepidoptera) is only just beginning. Outgroup selection is difficult at the moment due to the lack ofExpand