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Evolution of larval host plant associations and adaptive radiation in pierid butterflies

Braby, Michael; Trueman, John


Butterflies in the family Pieridae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) feed as larvae on plants belonging primarily to three distantly related angiosperm orders: Fabales (legumes and allied plants), Brassicales (crucifers and related plants containing mustard oil glucosides), and Santalales ('mistletoes'). However, some utilize plants from 13 other families in a further eight orders. We investigated the evolutionary history of host plant use of the Pieridae in the context of a recent phylogenetic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2006.01109.x


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