The Colours of Animals, their Meaning and Use, especially considered in the Case of Insects. By EDWARD BAGNALL POULTON. (International Scientific Series, Vol. LXVII.) New York, Appleton. 12‡

  title={The Colours of Animals, their Meaning and Use, especially considered in the Case of Insects. By EDWARD BAGNALL POULTON. (International Scientific Series, Vol. LXVII.) New York, Appleton. 12‡},
  pages={286 - 286}
  • Published 21 November 1890
  • Science
The role of eyespots as anti‐predator mechanisms, principally demonstrated in the Lepidoptera
  • M. Stevens
  • Environmental Science
    Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • 2005
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On the Role of Color in Reading and Comprehension Tasks in Dyslexic Children and Adults
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