Amazing Articles from our Journals

This growing series features research taken from the Linnean Society of London three peer-reviewed scientific journals in biology, botany and zoology.

A Social Parasite (April 2021)

The first known riodinid ‘cuckoo’ butterfly reveals deep-time convergence and parallelism in ant social parasites Lucas A Kaminski, Luis Volkmann, Curtis J Callaghan, Philip J DeVries, Roger Vila

Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolin...

Published: 25 December 2020

The Blood Flower and the Butterfly (January 2021)

Butterfly-wing pollination in Scadoxus and other South African Amaryllidaceae Hannah C Butler, Steven D Johnson

Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Volume 193, Issue 3, July 2020, Pages 363–374, https://doi.org/10.1093/botlin...

Bromeliads: the explosive plant family (December 2020)

The role of hummingbirds in the evolution and diversification of Bromeliaceae: unsupported claims and untested hypotheses Michael Kessler, Stefan Abrahamczyk, Thorsten Krömer

Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Volume 192, Issue 4, April 2020, Pages 592–608, https://doi.org/10.1093/botlin...

Social Distancing: the Tuco-Tuco way (August 2020)

Facultative sociality in a subterranean rodent, the highland tuco-tuco (Ctenomys opimus) Shannon L O’Brien, Mauro N Tammone, Pablo A Cuello, Eileen A Lacey

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Volume 129, Issue 4, April 2020, Pages 918–930, https://doi.org/10.1093/biolin...


Tooth and Jaw: Big Cats Bite (April 2020)

The early evolution of the sabre-toothed felid killing bite: the significance of the cervical morphology of Machairodus aphanistus (Carnivora: Felidae: Machairodontinae)
Mauricio Antón, Gema Siliceo, Juan Francisco Pastor, Jorge Morales, Manuel J Salesa

Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Volume 188, Issue 1, January 2020, Pages 319–342, https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolin...


Mind Controlling Wasp (January 2020)

Evidence that Polysphincta-group wasps (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) use ecdysteroids to manipulate the web-construction behaviour of their spider hosts
William G Eberhard, Marcelo O Gonzaga

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Volume 127, Issue 2, June 2019, Pages 429–471, https://doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blz044