Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 November 2008

328 Pages | 18 b/w & 21 color illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195327373

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Tiger Moths and Woolly Bears

Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution of the Arctiidae

Edited by William E. Conner

  • First ever book on the biology and behavior of the Arctiidae
  • 24-page full-color insert showcases these insects' spectacular coloration
  • Chapter 2 lays out the debate on where the Arctiidae belong in the phylogeny of Life on Earth
  • Chapter 1 and 10 focus on the debates on the benefits of sexual selection
  • Chapter 6 is devoted to the hot topic of self-medication to fend off parasites
  • Chapter 12 treats talking caterpillars, relationship between bats and tiger moths, as well as pharmacophagy or "drug harvesting"
  • Chapter 13 treats the love songs of moths and how they communicate

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