The Regulation of Phenotypic Plasticity of Eyespots in the Butterfly Bicyclus anynana

@article{Brakefield1998TheRO,
  title={The Regulation of Phenotypic Plasticity of Eyespots in the Butterfly Bicyclus anynana},
  author={P. M. Brakefield and F. Kesbeke and P. Koch},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1998},
  volume={152},
  pages={853 - 860}
}
  • P. M. Brakefield, F. Kesbeke, P. Koch
  • Published 1998
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American Naturalist
  • We use an outcrossed stock and selected lines of Bicyclus anynana in combination with measurements and manipulations of ecdysteroid hormones in early pupae to examine the regulation of eyespot size in adult butterflies. The eyespots on the ventral wing surfaces express adaptive phenotypic plasticity in response to the dry‐wet seasonal environments of the butterflies. Larvae reared at low or high temperatures produce adults with small or large ventral eyespots, respectively. Our experiments… CONTINUE READING
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