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The locomotor mimicry that Srygley described has been most clearly demonstrated in studies of the flight kinematics of four mimetic butterflies of the genus Heliconius 74-76 . These make up two Mullerian mimicry pairs in which each species is more closely related to a member of the other mimicry pair than to the insect it mimics. Using multivariate statistics, Srygley 76 was able to separate the effects of evolutionary convergence from those of phylogeny. It was found that the mimics were more similar to each other than to the other closely related species in their wing-beat frequency, the degree of asymmetry in wing motion, and in their transport costs. It has been suggested that this is the first clear example of a mimetic behavioral signal for a flying insect 74-76 . However, since the morphological mimetic signal is displayed by the organs of locomotion, the wings, it might in any case be expected that flight mimicry would occur if the wings showed convergence in form this would...
The type of mimicry involved poor mimics use behaviour or other factors to compensate for their visual discriminability
By filming Eristalis arbustorum and Lucilia (Calliphoridae) startled by a lifelike model of a bird moved with a piece of string, Dlusskii discovered that the flies could perceive the bird and start to fly up only at a maximum distance of about 30 cm (and usually at smaller distances). This gave the fly only about 0.02 s (maximum 0.07 s) to respond before the bird was in a position to take it. Dlusskii measured the speed of Eristalis in level flight at about 1.1 (maximum 1.6) m s (also possibly 10 m s over short distances see Golding et al., 2001), but from a standing start this speed could only be reached after about 0.1-0.15 s. Thus the fly only had time to move about 0.5 cm to a maximum of 3 cm before being attacked. Since the bird could manoeuvre as well, the insect had almost no chance of escape. This was just as well, since despite flying four times faster than the insect, if the bird got there too late, or missed, it was practically impossible to take the fly in free flight....
Preflight warm-up rates and flight temperatures are strongly determined by body mass (Stone and Willmer 1989b). Heat loss is proportional to surface area and MHP is proportional to thoracic volume, with the result that at small body sizes convective heat loss predominates. In small insects endo-thermic abilities do not necessarily imply stable body temperatures. It is common for Tth to be elevated by endothermy during flight but not regulated, as in gypsy moths Lymantria dispar (Lyman-triidae) in which Tth in free flight remains 6-7 C above Ta (Casey 1980). This species has a body mass of approximately 100 mg and the wings are large, so power requirements for flight are low and
Even the smallest bees warm up endothermically before flight, although at relatively low rates (Stone and Willmer 1989b). Andrenid bees weighing only 29 mg, Andrena bicolor, bask inside flowers and fly at Tth of 22-31oC, with an average Tth during free flight of 27oC (Herrera 1995a). These values are about 10oC lower than those reported for many species of Apidae and Anthophoridae, so A. bicolor appears to be ectothermic but many small solitary bees use their endothermic warm-up abilities rather infrequently (Willmer 1991b).
The environmental and economic impacts of tourism in the Caribbean Sea varies as widely as the highly uneven development of the industry and its facilities throughout the region. The rapidly expanding tourist industry is highly seasonal, and its fluctuating supply and demand are heavily subject to unpredictable boom-and-bust cycles. A sudden downturn in business because of hurricanes or tropical storms, rising airline prices, recession, unfavorable exchange rates, or uncertain political events can mean a sharp drop in local fortunes, leading to layoffs and closures and devastating island economies. Several small island countries including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, St. Kitts and
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