Ecology and radiation of galling aphids ( Tamalia ; Hemiptera : Aphididae ) on their host plants ( Ericaceae )

@inproceedings{Miller2005EcologyAR,
  title={Ecology and radiation of galling aphids ( Tamalia ; Hemiptera : Aphididae ) on their host plants ( Ericaceae )},
  author={D. G. Miller},
  year={2005}
}
At least two species of aphid, Tamalia coweni and Tamalia dicksoni (Hemiptera: Aphididae) induce galls on the leaves of Arctostaphylos spp. shrubs (Ericaceae). These galls are frequently inhabited by at least one species of congeneric inquiline. The inquiline clade has branched off from the gall-inducing clade and appears to be radiating rapidly on different host-plants, in contrast to the gall inducers. This striking pattern may offer insight into the factors driving speciation. Three key… CONTINUE READING