1st Edition

Insect Phenotypic Plasticity
Diversity of Responses

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ISBN 9781578083220
Published January 8, 2005 by CRC Press
222 Pages

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Book Description

In Volume I of Insect Phenotypic Plasticity, the plasticity inherent in insects is documented. Phenotypically plastic traits include morphological, behavioral, and physiological characteristics. These environmentally induced differences can serve as the raw products upon which natural selection acts. Phenotypic plasticity in short deserves increased attention by those involved in studies on biological diversity and is of practical concern for agricultural and medical Entomology.

Table of Contents

Perspectives and Dimensions of Phenotypic Plasticity in Insect; Phenotypic Plasticity of Host Selection in Adult Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies, Papilio glaucus L. (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae); Plasticity in Insect Responses to Variable Chemistry of Host Plants; Fighting, Flight and Fecundity: Behavioural Determinants of Thysanoptera Structural Diversity; Behavioral Diversity and its Apportionment in a Primitively Eusocial Wasp; Clutch Size Plasticity in the Lepidoptera; The Importance of Phenotypic Plasticity in Herbivorous Insect Speciation; Adaptive Allometric Responses of Galling Insects to Availability of Ovipositing Sites

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Ananthakrishnan, T N ; Whitman, Douglas