Hendrik Meister, Henna Reetta Hämäläinen, Daniel Valdma, Merili Martverk, Toomas Tammaru
AbstractEvolutionary studies on animal body size have primarily focussed on selective pressures operating during the adult life. In contrast, ontogenetic pathways leading to differently sized adults have received less attention. In the present study, based on a common garden experiment, we report considerable genetic differences in body size among European populations of Ematurga atomaria (L.) (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). In terms of body mass, the moths from a southern (Georgian) population are twice as large…
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