María C. Rodríguez-Molina

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Polyandry is a reproductive strategy whose occurrence has been explained in terms of both direct and indirect benefits to females. Among the direct benefits, a positive correlation between female remating and fecundity, mediated by receipt of nuptial gifts, is considered a major factor maintaining polyandry. However, a careful inspection of available(More)
It is widely assumed that in the late nineteenth century Lobesia botrana Den. and Schiff. shifted its food source from a wild shrub (Daphne gnidium L.) to vine (Vitis vinifera L.). We explored if host range expansion reflects an evolutionary host shift, whereby the new moth-host association was linked to adaptive changes. The reaction norms of larval(More)
Helicoverpa armigera Hb. is a cosmopolitan noctuid species, widespread in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. H. armigera is highly polyphagous, damaging a wide range of natural and cultivated hosts, and achieving major pest status in a number of crops including cotton, tobacco, maize, sorghum, sunflower, soybeans, lucerne, pepper, and tomato. H. armigera(More)
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