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dc.contributor.authorCanfield, Michael Ross
dc.contributor.authorChang, Sue
dc.contributor.authorPierce, Naomi E.
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-03T17:55:27Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationCANFIELD, MICHAEL R., SUE CHANG, and NAOMI E. PIERCE. 2009. “The Double Cloak of Invisibility: Phenotypic Plasticity and Larval Decoration in a Geometrid moth,Synchlora Frondaria, Across Three Diet Treatments.” Ecological Entomology 34 (3) (June): 412–414. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2311.2009.01089.x.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0307-6946en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:33703693
dc.description.abstract1. Crypsis is one of the main defences that insects use to avoid predators, and both the juveniles and adults of many geometrid moths are remarkable in their ability to blend into different host backgrounds. The larvae of Synchlora frondaria have two methods to achieve crypsis: phenotypic plasticity in colouration that enable them to hide more effectively on their host plants, and a self-decorating behaviour whereby the larvae camouflage themselves with materials from their host plants. 2. Larvae of Synchlora frondaria reared on three different host plants showed systematic differences in relative growth rate, survivorship and larval colouration. 3. Larval colouration varied across diet treatments in a way that was consistent with diet-induced phenotypic plasticity, and larvae also exhibited characteristic decorating behaviour on all three hosts. 4. Larvae showed highest survivorship on Heterotheca subaxillaris (Asteraceae), and had significantly higher relative growth rates on H. subaxillaris (Asteraceae) and Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) than on Bejaria racemosa (Ericaceae). 5. Synchlora frondaria provides an example of a species where both decorating behaviour and phenotypic plasticity in larval colouration produce a cryptic form that is remarkably responsive to its background.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOrganismic and Evolutionary Biologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1111/j.1365-2311.2009.01089.xen_US
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dc.subjectCamouflageen_US
dc.subjectcrypsisen_US
dc.subjectdecorationen_US
dc.subjectphenotypic plasticityen_US
dc.subjectpolyphenismen_US
dc.titleThe double cloak of invisibility: phenotypic plasticity and larval decoration in a geometrid moth,Synchlora frondaria, across three diet treatmentsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalEcological Entomologyen_US
dash.depositing.authorPierce, Naomi E.
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2311.2009.01089.x*
workflow.legacycommentsFAR 2010 Pierce emailed 2016-04-24 MM Pierce emailed 2017-02-24 MM meta.darken_US
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dash.contributor.affiliatedCanfield, Michael Ross
dash.contributor.affiliatedChang, Sue
dash.contributor.affiliatedPierce, Naomi


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