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DIET BREADTH AND HOST PLANT RELATIONSHIPS OF SOUTHEAST-ASIAN SPHINGID CATERPILLARS

@inproceedings{Beck2006DIETBA,
  title={DIET BREADTH AND HOST PLANT RELATIONSHIPS OF SOUTHEAST-ASIAN SPHINGID CATERPILLARS},
  author={Jan Beck and Ian J. Kitching and Karl Eduard Linsenmair and Brunei Darussalam},
  year={2006}
}
We investigated larval host plant relationships of hawkmoth species (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from Southeast- Asia and Malesia, using a compilation of published and unpublished host plant records. We found that diet breadth (the number of recorded host plant families) and the diversity of utilized host plants differ between sphingid subfamilies and tribes. In addition, significant variation in host plant composition can be found between subfamilies. Our data suggests an influence of sphingid… 

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