WING COLOUR PATTERNS
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developmental heterochrony produces novel wing patterns
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switches in tissue-specificity regulate wing colouration
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SENSORY ECOLOGY
How do butterflies and moths

perceive the world around them?

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How do they communicate?
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TROPICAL

BUTTERFLIES

Will they survive the Sixth Mass Extinction?
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What types of selection influenced their

incredible species diversity and wing colour patterns?

How do they cope with the

changing habitat and climatic conditions?

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The Biology of Butterflies Conferences

The International Conferences on the Biology of Butterflies are international gatherings, organized every four years, of primarily professional biologists who study evolutionary biology, behaviour, ecology, systematics, biogeography, genetics, developmental biology, and biodiversity conservation, with butterflies and moths as their focal study organisms. This is an excellent academic and professional forum for latest discoveries and to exchange news in these research areas.

The next (8th) conference will be held in Bangalore, India, on 11-14 June 2018, organized by the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS, Bangalore) and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER-Thiruvananthapuram). Details about the conference such as the full scientific programme, registration, and symposia, will be made available in due course.