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Insect life-cycle polymorphism : Theory, evolution and ecological consequences for seasonality and diapause control - H. V. Danks

Insect life-cycle polymorphism

Theory, evolution and ecological consequences for seasonality and diapause control

By: H. V. Danks (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1994
ISBN: 9780792328285
Number Of Pages: 382

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Recent studies have shown that genetic polymorphisms play an important role in structuring the seasonal life cycles of insects, complementing an earlier emphasis on the effects of environmental factors. This book presents current ideas and recent research on insect life--cycle polymorphism in a series of carefully prepared chapters by international experts, covering the full breadth of the subject in order to give an up-to-date view of how life cycles are controlled and how they evolve. By consolidating our view of insect life--cycle polymorphism in this way, the book provides a staging point for further enquiries.
The volume will be of interest to a wide variety of entomologists and other biologists interested in the control and evolution of life cycles and in understanding the extraordinarily complex ecological strategies of insects and other organisms.

List of contributors
Insect life-cycle polymorphism: Introductionp. 1
Diversity and integration of life-cycle controls in insectsp. 5
Seasonal plasticity and life-cycle adaptations in butterfliesp. 41
Evolutionarily stable seasonal timing of univoltine and bivoltine insectsp. 69
Variation of carabid life cycles along climatic gradients: An adaptive perspective for life-history evolution under adverse conditionsp. 91
Variation in diapause characteristics and its consequences on population phenomena in the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus articae Kochp. 113
Climatic legacies and sex chromosomes: Latitudinal patterns of voltinism, diapause, size, and host-plant selection in two species of swallowtail butterflies at their hybrid zonep. 133
Diapause as a pivotal factor for latitudinal and seasonal adaptation in Locusta migratoria in Japanp. 173
Summer diapause in the polymorphic life cycle of the noctuid moth Mamestra brassicaep. 191
Life-history variation in Dolichopoda cave cricketsp. 205
Life-history patterns in 15 populations of Protohermes (Megaloptera: Corydalidae): Effects of prey size and temperaturep. 227
Production of alatae in response to low temperature in aphids: A trait of seasonal adaptationp. 245
Wing dimorphism and migration in the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens Stalp. 263
Seasonal time partitioning and polymorphism in the developmental cycles of sympatric Staphylinoidea (Coleoptera) living in an unstable environmentp. 277
Control of alternate-year flight activities in high-alpine Ringlet butterflies (Erebia, Satyridae) and Burnet moths (Zygaena, Zygaenidae) from temperature environmentsp. 313
Insect life-cycle polymorphism: Current ideas and future prospectsp. 349
Index to subjectsp. 367
Index to arthropod generap. 376
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ISBN: 9780792328285
ISBN-10: 0792328280
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 31st October 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.84