A galling aphid with extra life-cycle complexity: Population ecology and evolutionary considerations

  title={A galling aphid with extra life-cycle complexity: Population ecology and evolutionary considerations},
  author={David Wool and Moshe Burstein},
  journal={Researches on Population Ecology},
In most gall-forming aphids, only the fundatrix is able to induce a gall on the host plant. InSmynthurodes betae Westw. (and a few other species), F2 descendants emerge from the mother gall and induce their own, morphologically different galls. This constitutes an added complexity to the already very complex life cycle of gall-forming aphids. We investigated the ecology ofS. betae on marked trees and shoots at four sites in Israel. Gall initiation, gall distribution and density, and temporal… CONTINUE READING
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