Large White Butterfly

The Biology, Biochemistry and Physiology of Pieris Brassicae (Linnaeus)

  • John Feltwell

Part of the Series Entomologica book series (SENT, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. J. S. E. Feitwell, R. I. Vane-Wright
    Pages 1-26
  3. John Feltwell
    Pages 27-63
  4. John Feltwell
    Pages 64-96
  5. John Feltwell
    Pages 97-117
  6. John Feltwell
    Pages 118-139
  7. John Feltwell
    Pages 140-159
  8. John Feltwell
    Pages 160-212
  9. John Feltwell
    Pages 213-255
  10. John Feltwell
    Pages 256-274
  11. John Feltwell
    Pages 275-331
  12. John Feltwell
    Pages 332-357
  13. John Feltwell
    Pages 358-384
  14. John Feltwell
    Pages 385-400
  15. M. R. Shaw
    Pages 401-428
  16. John Feltwell
    Pages 429-469
  17. John Feltwell
    Pages 470-483
  18. John Feltwell
    Pages 484-509
  19. John Feltwell
    Pages 510-514
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 515-535

About this book


The literature is still one of our biggest frustrations to-day. There is, in one sense, too much of it, and in another not enough - for there are insufficient and inadequate published guidelines through this jungle. Last year two excellent books for students of ecological chemistry were published, one in France and one in England. The concordance of the references was a mere overall 3% rising to 7% in the chapters on pheromones. Even in the computer age, the channel remains a formidable barrier to the rapid exchange of biological information. At the present time we are in urgent need of compilations similar to John Feltwell's "The Large White Butterfly"; since the literature has become virtually unmanageable. This insect is now a demonstration object in the sixth form schoolroom; an experimental "rabbit" in the University laboratory; a test animal in virus and bacterial research projects; a tool for the study of flight mechanisms, migration, plant biochemistry, hormones, genetics, allergies, pigments, mimicry, etc. , etc. John Feltwell has, by this massive compilation, rendered us a great service - in fact he has given us a present of 4,000 hours of library time spent in 50 different libraries in seven countries. In the process he has collected 8000 references to the Large White. Of these, 4000 have been selected, and we are given a brief indication of their contents.


classification development insect morphology nervous system predator

Authors and affiliations

  • John Feltwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Battle, SussexGreat Britain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8640-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8638-1
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