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Cover for Alternatives in mating: when, how often and for how long?

This chapter focuses on the dependence of the reproductive success of butterflies to competition for mates and access to food resources in a resource-based habitat viewpoint. The influence of age on the reproductive output of Lepidoptera is also discussed.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
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
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Cover for The mating game.

Mating may be the most important activity in an animal's life, as it provides an opportunity to propagate genes into the next generation. For females, some of whom will only mate once, it is imperative to choose the best male in terms of his fitness - genetic potential - and quality in providing...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Himalayan soap pod tree (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gymnocladus assamicus</i>): an ecologically and economically important tree on the brink of extinction.

The book with six chapters contains detailed information about G. assamicus and discusses its current distribution, population status, ethnobotanical uses and other ecological parameters. Major intrinsic and extrinsic factors that might be responsible for population decline are described. More...

Author(s)
Choudhury, B. I.; Khan, M. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391988)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Reproductive ecology of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gymnocladus assamicus</i>.

This chapter presents a detailed account of the G. assamicus reproductive ecology, which was revealed through pollination ecology experiments conducted in the field. Breeding systems in the genus Gymnocladus are confusing and described either as polygamous or dioecious or with unisexual flowers....

Author(s)
Choudhury, B. I.; Khan, M. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391988)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Basics of fleas.

This chapter includes questions and answers related to the nature, morphology, existence, life cycle, survival, reproduction, infestation, location/geographical distribution, spread and seasonality of dog and cat fleas.

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; Dryden, M. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245486)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Size, brood number and development: fewer large eggs or more small eggs?

Butterfly eggs have highly intricate and elaborate structures; developing in the ovarioles, they are fertilised in the common oviduct with sperm from males contributed as spermatophores stored in the female spermatheca. Butterfly females have a number of basic options relating to egg deposition...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Alternatives to continuous development: to stay and adjust or leave?

For the majority of Lepidoptera the seasonal round of environmental conditions produces periods when the key resource for development (larval food) is unavailable or occurs in a less than entirely suitable state (inaccessible). Life cycle timing and other adaptations are duly selected to ensure...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Asian citrus psyllid life cycle and developmental biology.

This chapter focuses on the adult reproductive biology, life characteristics and polymorphisms and development of ova and nymphs of the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri). The effects of temperature, humidity, rain and solar radiation on the biological development of this economically...

Author(s)
Hall, D. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i> seed production.

This chapter describes the principles and practices of Apiaceae seed production. While much of the information presented relates directly to carrot seed production, it is also relevant to production of most other Apiaceae seed crops. Where possible, information and examples from other crops have...

Author(s)
Spurr, C. J.; Lucas, A. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter

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