Series Entomologica

Insect life-cycle polymorphism

Theory, evolution and ecological consequences for seasonality and diapause control

Editors: Danks, H.V. (Ed.)

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Recent studies have shown that genetic polymorphisms play an important role in structuring the seasonal life cycles of insects, complementing an earlier emphasis on the effects of environmental factors. This book presents current ideas and recent research on insect life--cycle polymorphism in a series of carefully prepared chapters by international experts, covering the full breadth of the subject in order to give an up-to-date view of how life cycles are controlled and how they evolve. By consolidating our view of insect life--cycle polymorphism in this way, the book provides a staging point for further enquiries.
The volume will be of interest to a wide variety of entomologists and other biologists interested in the control and evolution of life cycles and in understanding the extraordinarily complex ecological strategies of insects and other organisms.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Insect life-cycle polymorphism: Introduction

    Masaki, Sinzo (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Diversity and integration of life-cycle controls in insects

    Danks, H. V.

    Pages 5-40

  • Seasonal plasticity and life-cycle adaptations in butterflies

    Nylin, Sören

    Pages 41-67

  • Evolutionarily stable seasonal timing of univoltine and bivoltine insects

    Iwasa, Yoh (et al.)

    Pages 69-89

  • Variation of carabid life cycles along climatic gradients: An adaptive perspective for life-history evolution under adverse conditions

    Sota, Teiji

    Pages 91-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Insect life-cycle polymorphism
Book Subtitle
Theory, evolution and ecological consequences for seasonality and diapause control
Editors
  • H.V. Danks
Series Title
Series Entomologica
Series Volume
52
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-1888-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-1888-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2828-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4401-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 382
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