Seasonal polyphenism and leaf mimicry in the comma butterfly

@article{Wiklund2004SeasonalPA,
  title={Seasonal polyphenism and leaf mimicry in the comma butterfly},
  author={C. Wiklund and B. S. Tullberg},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2004},
  volume={68},
  pages={621-627}
}
The comma butterfly, Polygonia c-album, exhibits seasonal polyphenism with a darkish winter morph and a lighter summer one. Phylogenetic analysis suggests that the winter morph represents the ancestral condition. We suggest two hypotheses for the evolution of the summer morph and the maintenance of seasonal polyphenism in the comma: (1) that the summer morph is better protected against predation on summer roost sites, whereas the winter morph is better protected on hibernation sites, and (2… Expand
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