Data from: What makes eyespots intimidating? - the importance of pairedness

Ritwika Mukherjee & Ullasa Kodandaramaiah
Background: Many butterflies possess striking structures called eyespots on their wings, and several studies have sought to understand the selective forces that have shaped their evolution. Work over the last decade has shown that a major function of eyespots is their ability to reduce predation by being intimidating to attacking predators. Two competing hypotheses seek to explain the cause of intimidation, one suggesting ‘eye-mimicry’ and the other their ‘conspicuousness’ as the reason. There is an...

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  • 2015

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  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram