In the Lepidoptera, described instances of larval mimicry are vastly and curiously fewer in number than those tabulated for adults. This disparity may arise in large part from a lack of pertinent research, rather than actual differences between the two life stages. The evolution of larval coloration and its role in the development of possible larval mimicry complexes represents largely unbroken and fertile ground for study. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)386-396
Number of pages11
JournalJournal - Lepidopterists' Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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