Effects of hostplant shift on immune and other key life-history traits of an eruptive Geometrid

@inproceedings{Borkhausen2008EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of hostplant shift on immune and other key life-history traits of an eruptive Geometrid},
  author={Epirrita autumnata Borkhausen},
  year={2008}
}
  • Epirrita autumnata Borkhausen
  • Published 2008
1. Population density of Epirrita autumnata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) reaches outbreak densities regularly in northernmost Scandinavia. During these outbreak years, the most abundant host species, the mountain birch ( Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii ), is regularly exhausted, although larvae may rescue themselves from starvation by using alternative host species. 2. In this paper, the effects of the shift of host species on the immune defence and other life-history traits of E. autumnata… CONTINUE READING
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