Insect Evolutionary Ecology: Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society's 22nd Symposium

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CABI, 2005 - Electronic book - 539 pages
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Insects provide excellent model systems for understanding evolutionary ecology. They are abundant, small, and relatively easy to rear, and these traits facilitate both field and laboratory experiments. This book has been developed from the Royal Entomological Society's 22nd international symposium, held in Reading in 2003. Topics include speciation and adaptation; life history, phenotype plasticity and genetics; sexual selection and reproductive biology; insect-plant interactions; insect-natural enemy interactions; and social insects.
 

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Contents

Genetics Flelatedness and Social Behaviour in Insect Societies
1
Do Insect Sexual Ornaments Demonstrate Heightened Condition Dependence?
31
Sperm Competition in Butterflies and Moths
49
Alternative Mating Tactics and Fatal Fighting in Male Fig Wasps
83
Seasonal Plasticity Host Plants and the Origin of Butterfly Biodiversity
111
Life Histories and Parasite Pressure Across the Major Groups of Social Insects
139
Cascading Effects of Plant Genetic Variation on Herbivore Communities
177
The Role of Parasites of Insect Reproduction in the Diversification of Insect Reproductive Processes
205
Adaptive Plasticity in Response to Predators in Dragonfly Larvae and Other Aquatic Insects
347
The Peppered Moth Decline of a Darwinian Disciple
371
Insecticide Resistance in the Mosquito Culex pipiens Towards an Understanding of the Evolution of ace Genes
397
Molecular and Ecological Differentiation of Species and Species Interactions Across Large Geographic Regions California and the Pacific Northwest
409
The Genetic Basis of Speciation in a Grasshopper Hybrid Zone
427
Assortative Mating and Speclation as Pleiotropic Effects of Ecological Adaptation Examples in Moths and Butterflies
455
Specializations and Host Associations of Social Parasites of Ants
479
Evolutionary Changes in Expanding Butterfly Populations
519

The Evolution of Imperfect Mimicry
231
Evolutionary Ecology of Insect HostParasite Interactions an Ecological Immunology Perspective
289

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