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The Ecology and Evolution of Heliconius Butterflies
The Ecology and Evolution of Heliconius Butterflies
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Author(s): Jiggins, Chris D.
ISBN No.: 9780198815549
Pages: 288
Year: 201806
Format: Trade Paper
Price: £41.99
Dispatch delay: Dispatched between 7 to 15 days
Status: Available (Active record)

The Heliconius butterflies are one of the classic systems in evolutionary biology and have contributed hugely to our understanding of evolution over the last 150 years. Their dramatic radiation and remarkable mimicry has fascinated biologists since the days of Bates, Wallace, and Darwin. The Ecology and Evolution of Heliconius Butterflies is the first thorough and accessible treatment of the ecology, genetics, and behaviour of these butterflies, exploring how they offer remarkable insights into tropical biodiversity. The book starts by outlining some of the evolutionary questions that Heliconius research has helped to address, then moves on to an overview of the butterflies themselves and their ecology and behaviour before focussing on wing pattern evolution, and finally, speciation. Richly illustrated with 32 colour plates, this book makes the extensive scientific literature on Heliconius butterflies accessible to a wide audience of professional ecologists, evolutionary biologists, entomologists, and amateur collectors.


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