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Courtship and mating in butterflies

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Description

This is a book about butterfly behaviour. Specifically, the behaviours associated with courtship rituals (described in Chapters 5 and 6) and mating and reproduction (described in Chapters 7 and 8). To understand the ways in which butterflies act as adults in search of mates, it is necessary to digress a little and wander off into associated fields, including evolutionary ecology (Chapter 2), mate seeking and territoriality (Chapter 3), vision (Chapter 4), scents and chemical communication (Chapter 9), and, finally, wing morphology and visual signalling (Chapter 10). It is hoped that this book will inspire readers to look at butterflies with new eyes, and perhaps to spend time trying to photograph their interesting behaviour.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Cannon, R. J. C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Sexual selection and mate choice. Author(s): Cannon, R. J. C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 60) Strategies for locating a mate. Author(s): Cannon, R. J. C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 96) Seeing and being seen. Author(s): Cannon, R. J. C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 114) Courtship behaviour. Author(s): Cannon, R. J. C.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 160) Body language. Author(s): Cannon, R. J. C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 181) The mating game. Author(s): Cannon, R. J. C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 211) The inside story. Author(s): Cannon, R. J. C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 227) Scents: chemical communication. Author(s): Cannon, R. J. C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 251) Wing colours and iridescence. Author(s): Cannon, R. J. C.