Abundance and mortality of a specialist leafminer in response to experimental shading and fertilization of American holly

@article{Potter2004AbundanceAM,
  title={Abundance and mortality of a specialist leafminer in response to experimental shading and fertilization of American holly},
  author={D. Potter},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={91},
  pages={14-22}
}
  • D. Potter
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • SummaryPhytomyza ilicicola (Diptera: Agromyzidae), a univoltine specialist leafminer, typically reaches higher population densities on cultivated host planted in sunny, urban sites than it does on native trees in the forest understory. I tested the hypothesis that environmental factors, more specifically differences in light intensity and soil fertility, are responsible for this observed pattern, either by affecting leaf morphology or nutritional quality, or indirectly through early leaf… CONTINUE READING
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