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Insect-plant biology: from physiology to evolution.
Insects as herbivores, plants as insect food, and host plant and herbivore endocrinology: chemical variation in space and time. Expand
In larvae fed on artificial diet preference to a given host plant can be induced even by a one‐day feeding on it, and it is supposed that the information serving as a basis for the induced feeding habit is stored in the central nervous system. Expand
The Role of Experience in the Host Selection of Phytophagous Insects
There is strong observational and experimental evidence that in phytophagous insects host plant recognition and utilization on the one hand, and avoidance or rejection of nonhost plants, on the otherExpand
Evolution of Insect/Host Plant Relationships
  • T. Jermy
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 November 1984
Host plant selection is mainly a behavioral process which is governed primarily by chemoreception, and the emergence of specific insect/host plant relationships most likely results from evolutionary changes in the insects' chemosensory systems. Expand
Host plant finding in phytophagous insects: the case of the Colorado potato beetle
It is concluded that host plant finding is a chance event in this species and the observed high directionality of move must be an adaptation increasing probability of host finding. Expand
Evolutionary aspects of host plant specialisation - a study on bruchids (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)
It is suggested that host shifts are best explained by the changes in the bruchids’ chemosensory system that determines the females’ host selection behaviour, with stronger phylogenetic conservatism in Bruchus species than in Bruchidius species. Expand
Predispersal seed predation in leguminous species : seed morphology and bruchid distribution
The evolution of the seed size of plant species studied is not likely driven by bruchids or by other seed predators, and the closer the shape of the seeds of a leguminous plant species to a sphere, or the larger the seed volume, the higher the probability of bruchid infestation. Expand
The Introduction of Perillus bioculatus into Europe to Control the Colorado Beetle
The main results of studies carried out during the last two decades on the ecology, behaviour and cultural enemies of the predator as well as on its practical use are reviewed. Expand
Importance of visual and chemical cues in the development of an attractant trap for Epicometis (Tropinota) hirta Poda (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
The sex ratio did not differ in traps with only visual or chemical cues, or with both cues together, and reflected the natural sex ratio of the local population, which showed a decrease in male to female ratio as the season progressed. Expand
Evolution of insect‐plant relationships ‐ a devil's advocate approach *
It is proposed that the evolution of insect‐plant relationships results primarily from autonomous evolutionary events; namely from heritable functional changes within the insects' nervous system that determine plant recognition and ultimately host plant specificity. Expand