Freezing cold yet diverse: dissecting a high-Arctic parasitoid community associated with Lepidoptera hosts

  title={Freezing cold yet diverse: dissecting a high-Arctic parasitoid community associated with Lepidoptera hosts},
  author={Gergely V{\'a}rkonyi and Tomas Roslin},
  journal={The Canadian Entomologist},
  pages={193 - 218}
Abstract Despite increasing worldwide interest in host–parasitoid food webs, the parasitoid communities of the high Arctic remain poorly explored. To allow analyses of global patterns, and to detect the effects of ongoing climate change, such data are urgently needed. In this paper, we describe a systematic effort to characterise the high-Arctic Hymenoptera and Diptera parasitoid community associated with Lepidoptera hosts of the Zackenberg Valley (74°30′N, 21°00′W), northeast Greenland. Here… 

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