Prominent publications by Alan Heath
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 ...
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Phylogeny and Life History Evolution of the Genus Chrysoritis within the Aphnaeini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), Inferred from Mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I Sequences
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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
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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