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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Locally adapted social parasite affects density, social structure, and life history of its ant hosts.

Foitzik S, Achenbach A, Brandt M.

Ecology. 2009 May;90(5):1195-206.


A geographical mosaic of coevolution in a slave-making host-parasite system.

Ruano F, Devers S, Sanllorente O, Errard C, Tinaut A, Lenoir A.

J Evol Biol. 2011 May;24(5):1071-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02238.x. Epub 2011 Feb 21.


Myrmecophily in Hesperiidae. The case of Vettius tertianus in ant gardens.

Orivel J, Dejean A.

C R Acad Sci III. 2000 Aug;323(8):705-15.


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.


The evolution of alternative parasitic life histories in large blue butterflies.

Als TD, Vila R, Kandul NP, Nash DR, Yen SH, Hsu YF, Mignault AA, Boomsma JJ, Pierce NE.

Nature. 2004 Nov 18;432(7015):386-90.


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