Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Signal design and courtship presentation coincide for highly biased delivery of an iridescent butterfly mating signal

White, Thomas E.; Zeil, Jochen; Kemp, Darrell J.


Sensory drive theory contends that signaling systems should evolve to optimize transmission between senders and intended receivers, while minimizing visibility to eavesdroppers where possible. In visual communication systems, the high directionality afforded by iridescent coloration presents underappreciated avenues for mediating this trade-off. This hypothesis predicts functional links between signal design and presentation such that visual conspicuousness is maximized only under ecologically...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Evolution
DOI: 10.1111/evo.12551


File Description SizeFormat Image
White et al Signal Design and Courtship Presentation 2015.pdf956.35 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator