AraschniaNiklas Wahlberg and Andrew V. Z. Brower
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A small palearctic genus with seasonal polyphenism in adults so dramatic that the spring and summer forms of A. levana were viewed by early post-Linnean taxonomists as belonging in different families!
Fric Z, Konvicka M, and Zrzavy J. 2004. Red & black or black & white? Phylogeny of the Araschnia butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) and evolution of seasonal polyphenism. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 17: 265-278.
Koch PB. 1992. Seasonal poyphenism in butterflies: a hormonally controlled phenomenon of pattern formation. Zoologische Jahrbucher Abteilung für Allegmeine Zoologie und Physiologie der Tier 96: 227-240.
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- First online 19 March 2007
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