Special Issue "Butterfly Wing Color Patterns"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: butterfly wing color pattern formation; phenotypic plasticity and evolution of insects; biological effects of environmental radioactive pollution in Fukushima
Lepidopteran insects, especially butterflies, have extraordinary color patterns on their wings. Not surprisingly, butterfly wing color patterns have attracted many amateur and professional biologists since the time of Wallace and Bates. Thanks to the seminal work of Nijhout (1991), “The Development and Evolution of Butterfly Wing Patterns”, considerable progress has been made in the field of the biology of butterfly wing color patterns. However, our mechanistic understanding of the butterfly wing system is still immature. To promote this specific and important field of biology, this Special Issue will present various types of research associated with butterfly wing color patterns. Studies using any methodologies, such as genetics, physiology, microscopy, imaging, behavioral analysis, and field work, are welcome so long as they involve butterfly wing color patterns in a broader sense. Studies concerning moth wing patterns are also welcome.
Prof. Joji M. Otaki
Manuscript Submission Information
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- butterfly wing
- color pattern
- wing morphology
- wing development
- wing evolution
- visual communication
- genetic factor
- environmental factor
- seasonal polyphenism
- phenotypic plasticity