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behaviour and wing morphology of the meadow brown butterfly (Maniola jurtina L.) in Britain

Celia Maier

behaviour and wing morphology of the meadow brown butterfly (Maniola jurtina L.) in Britain

the influence of weather and location.

by Celia Maier

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Published by Oxford Brookes University in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Thesis (Ph.D.) - Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, 1998.

ContributionsOxford Brookes University. School of Biological and Molecular Sciences.
The Physical Object
Paginationxix,219 leaves :
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18649622M

Butterfly wing morphology variation in the British Isles: the influence of climate, behavioural posture and the hostplant-habitat Is the last glaciation the only relevant event for the present genetic population structure of the meadow brown butterfly Maniola jurtina antipredator behaviour in the iconic Australian frillneck lizard.   A butterfly wing is often described as a canvas, but it’s actually two: The patterns on dorsal and ventral surfaces are typically different because they have evolved different functions. The ventral side (underside, seen when wings are closed together) is often used for camouflage and predator avoidance, whereas the dorsal side (top side.

  Wing-pattern mimicry in butterflies has provided an important example of adaptation since Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace proposed evolution by natural selection > years ago. The neotropical butterfly genus Heliconius played a central role in the development of mimicry theory and has since been studied extensively in the context of ecology and population biology, behavior.   Grasshopper, any of a group of jumping insects of the suborder Caelifera that are found in a variety of habitats. Grasshoppers occur in greatest numbers in lowland tropical forests, semiarid regions, and grasslands. Learn about the characteristics and types of grasshoppers with this article.

Butterfly density and activity. Butterfly numbers were counted in ten sites in (June 18–August 4) and in seven in (June 9–August 2), two of which were also studied in , between h and h on sunny days (temperature > 18°C, no strong wind) on 5 m x 20 m transects (Pollard walk method; Pollard and Yates ). Roosting behaviour In cool or rainy weather butterflies are inactive, and thus particularly vulnerable to attack by birds and small mammals. In tropical areas many species hide away under leaves even when it's sunny, and only come out into the open to undertake specific tasks such as feeding or reproducing.


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Behaviour and wing morphology of the meadow brown butterfly (Maniola jurtina L.) in Britain by Celia Maier Download PDF EPUB FB2

About this book. The Meadow Brown butterfly (Maniola jurtina) has been the subject for research since the middle of last century. Aspects of its genetics, morphology and ecology have fascinated scientists and naturalists alike. It has been drawn and painted by artists since the Middle Ages.

The Meadow Brown butterflies: a study in genetics, morphology and evolution by Thomson, G. at Pemberley Books. Widespread and common throughout Britain and Ireland.

The Gatekeeper is generally smaller and more orange with a row of tiny white dots on the hind underwings. The Meadow Brown is the most abundant butterfly species in many habitats. Hundreds may be seen together at some sites, flying low over the vegetation.

Adults fly even in dull weather when most other butterflies are inactive. The functional morphology of butterfly flight has been investigated but selective forces acting on flight behaviour and associated wing shape have received less attention.

Here, we attempt to estimate the ecological relevance of morpho‐functional links established through biomechanical studies in order to understand the evolution of butterfly Cited by:   Mobility, activity patterns, habitat use, and some morphological traits of two often cooccurring satyrine butterflies of grasslands—the meadow brown (Maniola jurtina) and the hedge brown (Pyronia tithonus)—were studied by a mark-release-recapture method at two sites.

Additionally, someflight-related morphological traits of a series of collected females of P. tithonus were compared Cited by: Given existing linkages between butterfly flight performance and wing shape (Dudley ; Berwaerts, Matthysen & Van Dyke ), we expect differences in wing morphology to be related to flight kinematics in Morpho.

Accordingly, this study tests whether evolution of wing morphology is associated with flight height and gliding. The butterfly loosely resembles a small meadow brown, but the brown of the wings appears noticeably paler in flight. Unlike the meadow brown and other common members of the subfamily Satyrinae, the small heath is a lateral basker, only ever resting.

Both changes in morphology of wings and the pattern of flight are closely associated with the genetic material. Similarly, the relationship has been established between wing venation and wing pattern in the genus Micropterix Hubner, (Family: Micropterigidae).

Such type of studies plays a major role in understanding its evolutionary status. Note: This identification guide only includes butterflies found in the Museum’s Butterfly Rainforest is not intended to cover all species worldwide. Some species look completely different if viewed from the top or bottom sides of the wings and are included in more than one section.

This beautiful butterfly is related to the angle wings, and has irregular wing borders just like those insects. The mourning cloak, however, has a unique and gorgeous appearance.

The ground color is deep purple-brown; the borders are yellow, but just inside that is. The behaviour and wing morphology of the meadow brown butterfly (Maniola jurtina L.) in Britain The influence of weather and location. By C. Maier. Abstract. SIGLEAvailable from British Library Document Supply Centre-DSC:DXN / BLDSC - British.

Hind wing usually lighter and more variegated than in ssp. iernes with a buff rather than an orange or orange-yellow wash, the medial line less pronounced than in ssp.

iernes, but more so than in nomino-typical and normal English jurtina, the band wide, pale, often "chamois" or "cream buff" (loc. cit.), frequently invading the darker submarginal area irregularly. The whole wing marked with very. Identify a butterfly You can set or adjust your search criteria in the left hand column below.

If you know which butterfly you would like more information on, use our butterfly A to Z. Adaptive evolution of butterfly wing shape: from morphology to behaviour Article (PDF Available) in Biological Reviews 94(4) February with 1, Reads How we measure 'reads'.

The Meadow Brown Butterflies: A Study in Genetics, Morphology and Evolution Paperback See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback $ 2 Used from $ 2 Format: Paperback. The Meadow Brown is single brooded (even in southern Europe and north Africa), but has a very protracted emergence beginning in early June and extending into September.

There is no evidence to support the theory that the butterfly is double brooded. CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Mobility, activity patterns, habitat use, and some morphological traits of two often cooccurring satyrine butterflies of grasslands—the meadow brown (Maniola jurtina) and the hedge brown (Pyronia tithonus)—were studied by a mark-release-recapture method at two sites.

This paper describes patterns of allozyme variation in the butterfly, Maniola jurtina (L.). Twelve loci, of which four were polymorphic (PGM, PGI, IDH-1 and IDH-2), were screened across   The behaviour of male speckled wood butterflies,Pararge aegeriaL.

(Satyrinae), was studied in relation to the following phenotypic traits: dorsal wing colour, submarginal wing spots, wing length and colour was of overriding importance.

Pale males spent most of their time resting within a sunlit patch and engaged in short flights and intra- and interspecific interactions. Monarch butterfly, member of the milkweed butterfly group known for its large size, its orange and black wings, and its long annual migrations.

Monarchs are found primarily in North, Central, and South America but also occur intermittently in other parts.

The foremost worker on the development of butterfly wing patterns, H. Frederik Nijhout has painted in brilliant verbal pictures and accompanying illustrations a superb analysis of the development and evolution of butterfly wing patternsReviews: 5.Find the perfect meadow brown butterflies stock photo.

Huge collection, amazing choice, + million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. No need to register, buy now!Similar species and subspecies.

It is a member of the subfamily Satyrinae in the family Nymphalidae.A similar species is the meadow brown; the two species can be difficult to distinguish with closed wings, since the underwing markings are very r, the gatekeeper tends to rest with its wings open, whereas the meadow brown usually rests with its wings closed.