Data from: UV photoreceptors and UV-yellow wing pigments in Heliconius butterflies allow a color signal to serve both mimicry and intraspecific communication

Bybee SM, Yuan F, Ramstetter MD, Llorente-Bousquets J, Reed RD, Osorio D, Briscoe AD

Date Published: September 13, 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.8bb43

 

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Title Reflectance spectra of Heliconiine butterfly yellow wing pigments
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Description Reflectance spectra of yellow wing colors of Heliconius butterflies and their relatives used in the color space model of birds and butterflies shown in Figure 4 of Bybee et al. Averaged reflectances and location of individual measurements on the wings are shown in Appendix.
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Title Appendix: Wing photomicrographs and averaged yellow reflectance spectra
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Description Photomicrographs of butterfly wings and averaged yellow reflectance spectra. Color-coded circles indicate the location from which the associated reflectance spectra were sampled. N=number of individual specimens measured. Left column: Dorsal wings and dorsal reflectance spectra, Right column: Ventral wings and ventral reflectance spectra. FD, forewing dorsal; FV, forewing ventral; HD, hindwing dorsal; HV, hindwing ventral.
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Title UV opsin nucleotide sequences
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Description Fasta file for UV opsin gene tree.
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Bybee SM, Yuan F, Ramstetter MD, Llorente-Bousquets J, Reed RD, Osorio D, Briscoe AD (2011) UV photoreceptors and UV-yellow wing pigments in Heliconius butterflies allow a color signal to serve both mimicry and intraspecific communication. The American Naturalist 179(1): 38-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/663192

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Bybee SM, Yuan F, Ramstetter MD, Llorente-Bousquets J, Reed RD, Osorio D, Briscoe AD (2011) Data from: UV photoreceptors and UV-yellow wing pigments in Heliconius butterflies allow a color signal to serve both mimicry and intraspecific communication. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.8bb43
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