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Ecology of Social Life--In Honeybees@@@Honeybee Ecology: A Study of Adaptation in Social life
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The book presents honeybees as a model system for investigating advanced social life among insects from an evolutionary perspective and preserves the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. Expand
Sound strategies: the 65-million-year-old battle between bats and insects.
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In an exciting new twist, researchers are taking the technologies developed in the laboratory back into the field, where they are poised to appreciate the full richness of this remarkable predator-prey interaction. Expand
Tiger moths and woolly bears : behavior, ecology, and evolution of the Arctiidae
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The relationships between Chemical Defense and Sex in Tiger Moths and Darwin's Moth: Utetheisa in the Galapagos Islands and Patterns of Arctiid Diversity are discussed. Expand
The evolution of chemical defences and mating systems in tiger moths (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae)
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The origin and evolution of allelochemical sequestration in tiger moths (Arctiidae) is a complex interplay of larval and adult strategies and phylogenetic history, andylogenetic inertia best explains the presence of adult collection and use of PAs in the absence of larvals sequestration. Expand
Tiger moth responses to a simulated bat attack: timing and duty cycle
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No relationship exists between the duty cycle of a tiger moth's call (and thus the call's probability of jamming the bat) and its temporal response to bat attack, calling into doubt the assumptions behind the jamming hypothesis. Expand
Acoustic mimicry in a predator–prey interaction
  • J. Barber, W. Conner
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 29 May 2007
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Visualizing bat–moth interactions with high-speed, infrared videography, empirical evidence for acoustic mimicry in the ultrasonic warning sounds that tiger moths produce in response to echolocating bats is provided. Expand
Calling Behavior of Manduca sexta (L.) (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) with Notes on the Morphology of the Female Sex Pheromone Gland
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Electroantennogram bioassays of parts of the female abdominal tip confirm the location of theFemale tobacco hornworm moth's sex pheromone gland, which is a modification of the ventral membrane of the ninth abdominal segment and consists of a monolayer of cuboid to columnar cells lining the cuticle. Expand
Benzoyl cyanide in the defensive secretion of polydesmoid millipeds
A novel cyanogenetic compound, benzoyl cyanide, was isolated from the defensive secretion of 3 polydesmoid millipeds (Pseudopolydesmus serratus, Apheloria corrugata and A. trimaculata). The secretionExpand
Precopulatory sexual interaction in an arctiid moth (Utetheisa ornatrix): Role of a pheromone derived from dietary alkaloids
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It is proposed that in addition to signalling male presence to the female, hydroxydanaidal may provide the means whereby the female assesses the alkaloid content of the male and therefore his degree of chemical protectedness. Expand
Sex attractant of an arctiid moth (Utetheisa ornatrix): A pulsed chemical signal
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It is argued that such temporal patterning — which had not previously been demonstrated for an airborne chemical signal — can provide close-range orientation cues to the male moth as it seeks out the female. Expand
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