Turing model for the patterns of lady beetles

S. S. Liaw, C. C. Yang, R. T. Liu, J. T. Hong

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


We simulate the patterns on the hard wings of lady beetles using a reaction-diffusion equation based on the Turing model. A part of a spherical surface is used to approximate the geometry of the hard wings. Various patterns common to lady beetles in Taiwan can be produced on this curved surface by adjusting the parameters of the model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Turing model for the patterns of lady beetles'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this