Table 1

Summary of specimen preparation and sample sizes used in this study
Seasonal form/sex Measurement type Specimen preparation Observations (N)
Dry season females Eye size Freshly frozen 26
Forewing size Freshly frozen 28
Facet size Freshly frozen 10
Opsin mRNA expression Fresh, sacrificed on the 1st day of emergence 3
Dry season males Eye size Freshly frozen 34
Forewing size Freshly frozen 34
Facet size Freshly frozen 19
Opsin mRNA expression Fresh, sacrificed on the 1st day of emergence 3
Wet season females Eye size Frozen up to one year 26
Forewing size Frozen up to one year 26
Facet size Frozen up to one year 10
Opsin mRNA expression Fresh, sacrificed on the 1st day of emergence 3
Wet season males Eye size Frozen up to one year 21
Forewing size Frozen up to one year 26
Facet size Frozen up to one year 10
Opsin mRNA expression Fresh, sacrificed on the 1st day of emergence 3

Everett et al.

Everett et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:232   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-232

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