Drivers of aggregation in a novel arboreal parasite: the influence of host size and infra-populations.

@article{Yule2015DriversOA,
  title={Drivers of aggregation in a novel arboreal parasite: the influence of host size and infra-populations.},
  author={Kirsty Yule and K C Burns},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={2015},
  volume={45 2-3},
  pages={197-202}
}
As a novel arboreal parasite, New Zealand's largest endemic moth, Aenetus virescens, is a biological oddity. With arguably the most unusual lepidopteran life history on earth, larvae grow to 100mm, spending ∼6 years as wood-boring parasites feeding on host tree phloem. Parasite fitness is a product of host suitability. Parasite discrimination between… CONTINUE READING