Knüttel, Helge and Fiedler, Konrad (2000) On the use of ultraviolet photography and ultraviolet wing patterns in butterfly morphology and taxonomy. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 54 (4), pp. 137-144.
In a series of feeding experiments we found that, depending on the larval food plant species or part of food plant ingested, individuals of the blue butterfly Polyommatus icarus (Lycaenidae) exhibit broad variation of wing patterns in the ultraviolet (UV) range of wavelengths which is invisible to humans. Such intraspecific variability in UV wing patterns has been underestimated thus far due to ...
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|Institutions:||Central Institutions > University Library|
|Keywords:||Polyommatus, ultraviolet light, visual communication, color, phenotypic plasticity|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||No|
|Deposited On:||17 Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2014 10:52|