Acorns of invasive Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra) in Europe are larval hosts for moths and beetles

  title={Acorns of invasive Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra) in Europe are larval hosts for moths and beetles},
  author={Łukasz Myczko and Łukasz Dylewski and Artur Chrzanowski and Tim H. Sparks},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
In their first phase of expanding into new areas, invasive plants often take advantage of the inability of existing herbivores and pathogenic species to exploit them. However, in the longer term local enemies may adapt to using these invasive species as a food source. This study assesses the use of mature acorns of two oak species in Europe (the native Pedunculate Oak Quercus robur and the invasive Northern Red Oak Quercus rubra) by moths Cydia fagiglandana and Cydia splendana and beetles… Expand

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