Prominent publications by Alan Heath

KOL Index score: 7600

The estimated 6000 species of Lycaenidae account for about one third of all Papilionoidea. The majority of lycaenids have associations with ants that can be facultative or obligate and range from mutualism to parasitism. Lycaenid larvae and pupae employ complex chemical and acoustical signals to manipulate ants. Cost/benefit analyses have demonstrated multiple trade-offs involved in myrmecophily. Both demographic and phylogenetic evidence indicate that ant association has shaped the ...

Also Ranks for: Ant Association |  evolution lycaenidae |  lycaenid larvae |  southern hemisphere |  mutualism parasitism
KOL Index score: 5357

Phylogenetic relationships among 26 South African species in the tribe Aphnaeini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) were inferred from DNA characters of the mitochondrial gene cytochrome oxidase I (COI), using maximum-parsimony methods. The resulting phylogenetic estimate supports the systematic hypothesis made by Heath (1997, Metamorphosis, supplement 2), based on morphological characters, that at least three preexisting genera (Chrysoritis, Poecilmitis, and Oxychaeta) should be collapsed into ...

Also Ranks for: Genus Chrysoritis |  lepidoptera lycaenidae |  south africa |  ant association |  mitochondrial cytochrome

Key People For Ant Association

Top KOLs in the world
ULRICH ** *********
food bodies ant species pasoh forest reserve
NAOMI * ******
lycaenid butterflies ant species jalmenus evagoras
Roger * ********
species richness elevational gradients host plants
Konrad *******
geometrid moths species richness southern ecuador
GRAHAM * *****
maculinea rebeli social parasites host specificity
Jeremy ****** *******
maculinea rebeli myrmica ants ant nests

Alan Heath:Expert Impact

Concepts for whichAlan Heathhas direct influence:Ant association,  Lepidoptera lycaenidae,  Evolution lycaenidae,  Genus chrysoritis,  Ant association lycaenidae,  Ant association evolution,  Evolution ant association,  Mutualism ants.

Alan Heath:KOL impact

Concepts related to the work of other authors for whichfor which Alan Heath has influence:Host plant,  Ant species,  Chemical mimicry,  Lycaenid butterflies,  Immature stages,  Molecular phylogeny,  Nectar‐secreting galls.



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