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Cover for Normal behaviour - cats.

This chapter describes the normal social, territorial and predatory behaviours; physical activities; physiology; communication; senses and reproduction of cats.

Author(s)
Houpt, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394552)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Normal behaviour - dogs.

This chapter describes the social behaviour of dogs, human-dog interactions, physical activity, movement, communication and sensory abilities, sexual and maternal behaviours, feeding behaviour and temperament.

Author(s)
Houpt, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394552)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Courtship and mating in butterflies

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...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

This chapter provides a brief description of the origins, evolution and taxonomy of various butterfly species. Information on the courtship and mating behaviours of some selected Lepidopterans are also presented.

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sexual selection and mate choice.

This chapter discusses sexual selection, sexual conflicts and identification of a potential mate, including the visual signals produced as a way of advertising their qualities to potential mates, the female and male Choice, as well as the role reversals (wherein the males are the choosiest in terms ...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Courtship behaviour.

Courtship has evolved as a way of facilitating mate choices. It provides a means by which one sex, usually the male, carries out a repertoire of behaviours with the purpose of communicating information on identity and quality. The function of courtship is clearly both to attract and persuade, via a ...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Body language.

A variety of stereotypical behaviour has evolved in butterflies, which enables non-receptive females to curtail the attentions of courting males; typically in virgin females just after emergence (eclosion), and for a period after mating. The advantages of such signals are that they protect the...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Scents: chemical communication.

Chemical signalling occurs over a relatively close range in butterflies, unlike the long-distance pheromone communication used by moths, and most butterflies probably lack the necessary olfactory structures needed for long-range detection of chemical signals. Pheromones are detected by receptors...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mimicry: honest and dishonest signals of unpalatability.

In this chapter on mimicry, attention is given to the life history aspects of signalling in butterflies, both honest signalling of defences (i.e. nauseous flavours, unpalatability, poisons, stings) and deception (i.e. Batesian mimicry and automimicry). The subject is a vast one; attention here is...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cultural and interference methods.

This chapter provides different methods of cultural control of insect pests. Cultural control of insect pests uses manipulation of the environment in such a way as to render it unfavourable for the pest. Many of the methods interfere with the pest's ability to colonize a crop, thus promoting...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter

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