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Research Article

Mutualistic Interactions Drive Ecological Niche Convergence in a Diverse Butterfly Community

  • Marianne Elias mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: melias2008@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Zachariah Gompert,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

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  • Chris Jiggins,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Keith Willmott

    Affiliation: McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Published: December 02, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060300

About the Authors

Marianne Elias
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Marianne Elias, Chris Jiggins
Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Zachariah Gompert
Department of Botany, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America
Keith Willmott
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: melias2008@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ME, CJ, and KW conceived and designed the experiments. ME, CJ, and KW performed the experiments. ME and ZG analyzed the data. ME, ZG, CJ, and KW wrote the paper.