Establishment success of sooty beech scale insects, Ultracoelostoma sp., on different host tree species in New Zealand


The sooty beech scale insect (Ultracoelostoma sp.) (Hemiptera: Margarodidae) exhibits a highly patchy distribution at local and regional scales. A major factor driving this common distributional phenomenon in other phloem-feeding insects is aggregation and local adaptation. The aim of this study was to determine if Ultracoelostoma was locally adapted to its… (More)
DOI: 10.1673/2006_06_29.1


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