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Publications

Thesis

Bachelor of Science with Honours (Evolutionary Biology)
Weir, J. C. (2017). The Evolution and Maintenance of Colour Polymorphism in British Winter-active Lepidoptera. University of Edinburgh.

Papers

Weir, J. C. (2021). Search image-driven apostatic selection and the evolution of phenotypic polymorphism. eLS 2:1–10.
DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0028749. [PDF]

Weir, J. C. (2018). The evolution of polymorphism in British winter-active Lepidoptera in response to search image use by avian predators. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31:1109-1126. [PDF]


Weir, J. C. (2016). Rudimentary temperature experiments conducted on the pupae of Argynnis aglaja (L.) (Lep.: Nymphalidae). ​Entomologist’s Record and Journal of Variation 128:230-237. [PDF]


Weir, J. C. (2016). Intraspecific taxonomy in the Lepidoptera. British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 29:144-155. [PDF]

Notes, observations and short communications

Weir, J. C. (2022). The intrinsic benefits of polymorphism. Antenna 46:174-175. [PDF]

 

Weir, J. C. (2021). A compact and economical method for eclosing large numbers of moths individually in captivity. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 133:238-239.

Weir, J. C. (2018). Sub-species in the Cypraeidae: witness for the defence. American Conchologist 46:25-26. [PDF]                     


Weir, J. C. (2018). Two records of Danaus chrysippus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lep.: Danaidae) from Mallorca, Balearic Islands. Entomologist's Gazette 69:83-84.​ [PDF]


Weir, J. C. (2018). Sub-species in the Cypraeidae: witness for the defence. The Linnean 34:7-8. [PDF]


Weir, J. C. (2017). Pieris napi (L.) (Lep.: Pieridae) mud-puddling in West Perthshire (VC87). Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 129:231-232. [PDF]


Weir, J. C. (2016). Survival of female Colias croceus (Geoffroy, 1785) (Lep.: Pieridae) after exposure to freezing temperatures. The Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 75:184-185.


Weir, J. C. (2016). Observations on the behaviour of Hipparchia fidia (L.) (Lep.: Satyridae) from Majorca, Balearic Islands. Entomologist’s Record and Journal of Variation 128:263-264. [PDF]


Weir, J. C. (2016). Possible cryptic resemblance of male Hepialus humuli (L.) to grass inflorescences. Entomologist’s Record and Journal of Variation 128:226-227. [PDF]


Weir, J. C. (2015). A response to some criticisms of the “selection theory” of industrial melanism. Entomologist’s Record and Journal of Variation 127:206-211. [PDF]


Weir, J. C. (2015). Letter—Protecting entomological collections in the absence of p-DCB. The Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologist’s Society 74:103-104.


Weir, J. C. (2015). Batesian mimicry in Anarta myrtilli (L.) (Lep.: Noctuidae)? Entomologist’s Record and Journal of Variation 127:135-136. [PDF]


Weir, J. C. (2015). Letter—Re: Paradichlorobenzene: Sad loss or overrated? The Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologist’s Society 74:40-41.


Weir, J. C. (2014). A method of rapid relaxation for specimens of Lepidoptera. The Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologist’s Society 73:128-129.


Weir, J. C. (2013). Darwin, Lepidoptera and James William Tutt. The Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologist’s Society 72:63-75.


Weir, J. C. (2012). An unusual note concerning Rhyssa persuasoria (Hym.: Ichneumonidae). The Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologist’s Society 71:165-166.


Weir, J. C. (2011). On the apparent attraction of two members of the genus Hepialus (Lep.: Hepialidae) to tomato plants. The Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologist’s Society 70:141-145. 


Weir, J. C. (2010). The attraction of male Pieris brassicae Linn. (Lep.:Pieridae) to decoy of female. The Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologist’s Society 69:181-182. 


Weir, J. C. (2010). Notes and observations on Rhagium mordax (Col.: Cerambycidae).  The Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologist’s Society 69:72-73.

Collaborations

Lohse, K., Weir, J. C., Darwin Tree of Life Barcoding collective et al. (2021). The genome sequence of the meadow brown, Maniola jurtina (Linnaeus, 1758). Wellcome Open Research 6:296. [ONLINE]

 

Samplonius, J. M., Atkinson, A., Hassall, C., Keogan, K., Thackeray, S. J., Assmann, J. J., Burgess, M. D., Johansson, J., Macphie, K. H., Pearce-Higgins, J. W., Simmonds, E. G., Varpe, Ø, Weir, J. C., Childs, D. Z., Cole, E. F., Daunt, F., Hart, T., Lewis, O. T., Pettorelli, N., Sheldon, B. C., and Phillimore, A. B. (2021).  Strengthening the evidence base for temperature-mediated phenological asynchrony and its impacts. Nature Ecology & Evolution 5:155–164. [PDF]

Project Reports

Blaxter, M. and Weir, J. C. (2018). The British Lepidoptera Collection: The Natural History Collections of the University of Edinburgh. Report on the Re-cataloguing Lepidoptera Project. Autumn 2017 - Spring 2018. [PDF]


Weir, J. C. and Weir, J. H. (2018). A pitfall trapping survey of the autumnal ground beetle (Col.: Carabidae) fauna of Glen Finglas, West Perthshire (VC87). Report presented to the Woodland Trust. [PDF]

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