Butterfly Research Project

Niklas Wahlberg niklas.wahlberg at helsinki.fi
Mon Nov 6 03:12:31 EST 2000


Richard Worth wrote:
> Hi Kathryn,  Your project sounds great.  You might want to try and
> look up references to Dr. Nihjout's work on development of wing
> patterns during metamorphosis.  If I remember correctly, he used
> buckeyes (Junonia coenia)  which do have eyespots on the forewings.

Perhaps the best reference is Nijhout's book "The Development and
Evolution of Butterfly Wing Patterns" published by Smithsonian
Institution Press (Washington) in 1991. It reviews all the literature on
the subject up to 1990. Another name to look up references on is Paul
Brakefield, who has done a lot of work on the evolution of wing pattern
in a species of satyrid (Bicyclus anynana).


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