Yoshiaki Obara

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Affiliation: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Mate preference in males of the cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae crucivora, changes seasonally with the change in female UV color
    Yoshiaki Obara
    Department of Agriculture, Behavioral Biology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo 183 8509, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 25:1-5. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Geographic variation in ultraviolet reflectance of the wings of the female cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae
    Yoshiaki Obara
    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Department of Agriculture, Behavioral Biology, Fuchu, Tokyo 183 8509, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 25:1106-10. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Serotonin-induced mate rejection in the female cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae crucivora
    Yoshiaki Obara
    Behavioral Biology, Department of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo, 183 8509, Japan
    Naturwissenschaften 98:989-93. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Better mate in the shade: enhancement of male mating behaviour in the cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae crucivora, in a UV-rich environment
    Yoshiaki Obara
    Behavioural Biology, Department of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo 183 8509, Japan
    J Exp Biol 211:3698-702. 2008

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Publications4

  1. doi request reprint Mate preference in males of the cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae crucivora, changes seasonally with the change in female UV color
    Yoshiaki Obara
    Department of Agriculture, Behavioral Biology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo 183 8509, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 25:1-5. 2008
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  2. doi request reprint Geographic variation in ultraviolet reflectance of the wings of the female cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae
    Yoshiaki Obara
    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Department of Agriculture, Behavioral Biology, Fuchu, Tokyo 183 8509, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 25:1106-10. 2008
    ..We discuss the results of our study with regard to the evolution and adaptive significance of UV coloration in the Japanese subspecies...
  3. doi request reprint Serotonin-induced mate rejection in the female cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae crucivora
    Yoshiaki Obara
    Behavioral Biology, Department of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo, 183 8509, Japan
    Naturwissenschaften 98:989-93. 2011
    ..Similar effects of 5HT treatment were observed in 6-8-day-old virgin females, but in this case the results were only marginally different from the controls, suggesting that the effect may decline with increasing female age...
  4. doi request reprint Better mate in the shade: enhancement of male mating behaviour in the cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae crucivora, in a UV-rich environment
    Yoshiaki Obara
    Behavioural Biology, Department of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo 183 8509, Japan
    J Exp Biol 211:3698-702. 2008
    ..Apparently, female-searching males detect females more easily in a UV-rich environment. The present findings should be taken into consideration when UV-dependent behaviours, visual mate choice in particular, are studied...