Ultraviolet Colours in Pieris napi from Northern and Southern Finland: Arctic Females Are the Brightest!

  title={Ultraviolet Colours in Pieris napi from Northern and Southern Finland: Arctic Females Are the Brightest!},
  author={Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow and Matti J{\"a}rvilehto},
A morphometric analysis of environmental dependences between ultraviolet patches and wing venation patterns in Gonepteryx butterflies (Lepidoptera, Pieridae)
The results do not support the hypothesis that fluctuating asymmetry is a reliable indicator of an individual’s quality, and it is found that UV patches discriminate among various Gonepteryx species better than the venation patterns do, which indicates thatUV patches play a role in species recognition.
UV reflectance is associated with environmental conditions in Palaearctic Pieris napi (Lepidoptera: Pieridae)
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Molecular characteristics of Bombus (Alpinobombus) polaris from North Greenland with comments on its general biology and phylogeography
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Distribution of Ultraviolet Ornaments in Colias Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae)
It can be concluded that there exists a significant difference in the configuration of UV reflectance between the sexes, and that the configured ofUV reflectance significantly interacts with the geographical distribution of Colias species and subspecies.
Unraveling the fine-tuned lemon coloration of a pierid butterfly Catopsilia pomona.
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Implications of insect responses to supernormal visual releasing stimuli in intersexual communication and flower-visiting behaviour: A review
In the present review article this issue is discussed for insects in connection with intersexual communication and flower-visiting behaviour, including a consideration of the choice of potential mates and recognition of the most rewarding flowers.
Habitat Impact on Ultraviolet Reflectance in Moths
It is concluded that the moisture content of the environment may markedly contribute to the variation of appearance of moth wings for better imitation habitat characteristics and therefore to increase protection.
Environmental effects on the shape variation of male ultraviolet patterns in the Brimstone butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni, Pieridae, Lepidoptera)
The shape variation of ultraviolet patterns on the forewings of male Brimstones is correlated with large-scale environmental factors and observed a systematic increase in the relative area of ultraviolet colouration with increasing temperature and precipitation and decreasing latitude.
Sexual differences in spectral sensitivity and wing colouration of 13 species of Japanese Thecline butterflies (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
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Ta ̈ htitieteen perusteet
  • Helsinki : Ursa
  • 1987