PCA coordinates describing dorsal colour pattern variation in 723 Morpho butterflies

Violaine Llaurens, Yann Le Poul, Agathe Puissant, Patrick Blandin & Vincent Debat
Species interactions such as mimicry can promote trait convergence but disentangling this effect from those of shared ecology, evolutionary history and niche conservatism is often challenging. Here by focusing on wing color pattern variation within and between three butterfly species living in sympatry in a large proportion of their range, we tested the effect of species interactions on trait diversification. These butterflies display a conspicuous iridescent blue coloration on the dorsal side of their wings...
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