Freedom to move: Arctic caterpillar (Lepidoptera) growth rate increases with access to new willows (Salicaceae)

@article{GreysonGaito2016FreedomTM,
  title={Freedom to move: Arctic caterpillar (Lepidoptera) growth rate increases with access to new willows (Salicaceae)},
  author={Christopher J. Greyson-Gaito and Matthew A. Barbour and M. Rodriguez-Cabal and G. Crutsinger and G. H. R. Henry},
  journal={Canadian Entomologist},
  year={2016},
  volume={148},
  pages={673-682}
}
  • Christopher J. Greyson-Gaito, Matthew A. Barbour, +2 authors G. H. R. Henry
  • Published 2016
  • Biology
  • Canadian Entomologist
  • Movement between host plants during the growing season is a common behaviour among insect herbivores, although the mechanisms promoting these movements are poorly understood for many systems. Two possible reasons why insect herbivores relocate include compensating for host plant quantity and/or quality changes and the avoidance of natural enemies. The Arctic caterpillar ( Gynaephora groenlandica (Wocke); Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) moves several metres each day, feeds on its patchily distributed… CONTINUE READING

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