A Flower in Fruit’s Clothing: Pollination of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus, Moraceae) by a New Species of Gall Midge, Clinodiplosis ultracrepidata sp. nov. (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)

@article{Gardner2018AFI,
  title={A Flower in Fruit’s Clothing: Pollination of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus, Moraceae) by a New Species of Gall Midge, Clinodiplosis ultracrepidata sp. nov. (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)},
  author={Elliot M. Gardner and Raymond J. Gagn{\'e} and Paul E. Kendra and Wayne S. Montgomery and Robert A. Raguso and Tashina T. McNeil and Nyree J.C. Zerega},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  year={2018},
  volume={179},
  pages={350 - 367}
}
Premise of research. Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus, Moraceae) is an emerging but underutilized crop whose pollination is poorly understood. We present a multidisciplinary investigation of the reproductive biology and chemical ecology of jackfruit and a putative pollinator, Clinodiplosis ultracrepidata Gagné new species (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)—newly described here—which likely originated in Asia. Methodology. We employed observations, insect trapping, gas chromatography–mass spectrometry… Expand
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