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A mosaic of chemical coevolution in a large blue butterfly.

Nash DR, Als TD, Maile R, Jones GR, Boomsma JJ.

Science. 2008 Jan 4;319(5859):88-90. doi: 10.1126/science.1149180.


A butterfly's chemical key to various ant forts: intersection-odour or aggregate-odour multi-host mimicry?

Schlick-Steiner BC, Steiner FM, Höttinger H, Nikiforov A, Mistrik R, Schafellner C, Baier P, Christian E.

Naturwissenschaften. 2004 May;91(5):209-14. Epub 2004 Mar 19.


Acoustical mimicry in a predatory social parasite of ants.

Barbero F, Bonelli S, Thomas JA, Balletto E, Schönrogge K.

J Exp Biol. 2009 Dec;212(Pt 24):4084-90. doi: 10.1242/jeb.032912.


Changes in chemical signature and host specificity from larval retrieval to full social integration in the myrmecophilous butterfly Maculinea rebeli.

Schönrogge K, Wardlaw JC, Peters AJ, Everett S, Thomas JA, Elmes GW.

J Chem Ecol. 2004 Jan;30(1):91-107.


Development of parasitic Maculinea teleius (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) larvae in laboratory nests of four Myrmica ant host species.

Witek M, Skórka P, Sliwińska EB, Nowicki P, Moroń D, Settele J, Woyciechowski M.

Insectes Soc. 2011 Aug;58(3):403-411. Epub 2011 Mar 12.


Does the presence of ant nests matter for oviposition to a specialized myrmecophilous Maculinea butterfly?

van Dyck H, Oostermeijer JG, Talloen W, Feenstra V, van der Hidde A, Wynhoff I.

Proc Biol Sci. 2000 May 7;267(1446):861-6.


Testing the adjustable threshold model for intruder recognition on Myrmica ants in the context of a social parasite.

Fürst MA, Durey M, Nash DR.

Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Feb 7;279(1728):516-22. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0581. Epub 2011 Jun 29.


Successful conservation of a threatened Maculinea butterfly.

Thomas JA, Simcox DJ, Clarke RT.

Science. 2009 Jul 3;325(5936):80-3. doi: 10.1126/science.1175726. Epub 2009 Jun 18.


Polymorphic growth rates in myrmecophilous insects.

Schönrogge K, Wardlaw JC, Thomas JA, Elmes GW.

Proc Biol Sci. 2000 Apr 22;267(1445):771-7.


Queen ants make distinctive sounds that are mimicked by a butterfly social parasite.

Barbero F, Thomas JA, Bonelli S, Balletto E, Schönrogge K.

Science. 2009 Feb 6;323(5915):782-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1163583.


Variation in butterfly larval acoustics as a strategy to infiltrate and exploit host ant colony resources.

Sala M, Casacci LP, Balletto E, Bonelli S, Barbero F.

PLoS One. 2014 Apr 9;9(4):e94341. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094341. eCollection 2014.


Chemical coevolution: host-parasite arms race runs hot and cold.

Jackson DE.

Curr Biol. 2008 Apr 8;18(7):R306-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.01.051.


Ant association facilitates the evolution of diet breadth in a lycaenid butterfly.

Forister ML, Gompert Z, Nice CC, Forister GW, Fordyce JA.

Proc Biol Sci. 2011 May 22;278(1711):1539-47. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.1959. Epub 2010 Nov 3.


No sympatric speciation here: multiple data sources show that the ant Myrmica microrubra is not a separate species but an alternate reproductive morph of Myrmica rubra.

Steiner FM, Schlick-Steiner BC, Konrad H, Moder K, Christian E, Seifert B, Crozier RH, Stauffer C, Buschinger A.

J Evol Biol. 2006 May;19(3):777-87. Erratum in: J Evol Biol. 2006 May;19(3):1006.


Host ant independent oviposition in the parasitic butterfly Maculinea alcon.

Fürst MA, Nash DR.

Biol Lett. 2010 Apr 23;6(2):174-6. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0730. Epub 2009 Oct 28.


Mimetic host shifts in an endangered social parasite of ants.

Thomas JA, Elmes GW, Sielezniew M, Stankiewicz-Fiedurek A, Simcox DJ, Settele J, Schönrogge K.

Proc Biol Sci. 2013 Jan 22;280(1751):20122336. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2336.


Chemical deterrent enables a socially parasitic ant to invade multiple hosts.

Martin SJ, Jenner EA, Drijfhout FP.

Proc Biol Sci. 2007 Nov 7;274(1626):2717-21.


Plant defences against ants provide a pathway to social parasitism in butterflies.

Patricelli D, Barbero F, Occhipinti A, Bertea CM, Bonelli S, Casacci LP, Zebelo SA, Crocoll C, Gershenzon J, Maffei ME, Thomas JA, Balletto E.

Proc Biol Sci. 2015 Jul 22;282(1811). pii: 20151111. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1111.

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