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On the use of ultraviolet photography and ultraviolet wing patterns in butterfly morphology and taxonomy

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.

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Abstract

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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Item Type:Article
Date:2000
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
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:No
Owner: Helge Knüttel (ADMIN)
Deposited On:17 Jun 2007
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 10:52
Item ID:2081
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