Data from: Thermal plasticity of growth and development varies adaptively among alternative developmental pathways

Sami Mikael Kivelä, Beatrice Svensson, Alma Tiwe & Karl Gotthard
Polyphenism, the expression of discrete alternative phenotypes, is often a consequence of a developmental switch. Physiological changes induced by a developmental switch potentially affect reaction norms, but the evolution and existence of alternative reaction norms remains poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that, in the butterfly Pieris napi (Lepidoptera: Pieridae), thermal reaction norms of several life history traits vary adaptively among switch-induced alternative developmental pathways of diapause and direct development. The switch was affected both by...
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