Floral Scent Contributes to Interaction Specificity in Coevolving Plants and Their Insect Pollinators

Chemical defenses, repellents, and attractants are important shapers of species interactions. Chemical attractants could contribute to the divergence of coevolving plant-insect interactions, if pollinators are especially responsive to signals from the local plant species. We experimentally investigated patterns of daily floral scent production in three… CONTINUE READING