Geographic Variation in Host-Specificity and Parasitoid Pressure of an Herbivore (Geometridae) Associated with the Tropical Genus Piper (Piperaceae)

@inproceedings{Connahs2009GeographicVI,
  title={Geographic Variation in Host-Specificity and Parasitoid Pressure of an Herbivore (Geometridae) Associated with the Tropical Genus Piper (Piperaceae)},
  author={Heidi Connahs and Genoveva Rodr{\'i}guez-Casta{\~n}eda and Toni Walters and Thomas R. Walla and Lee A Dyer},
  booktitle={Journal of insect science},
  year={2009}
}
The extraordinary diversity of tropical herbivores may be linked to hostplant specialization driven in part by variation in pressure from natural enemies. We quantified levels of host-specificity and parasitoid attack for the specialist herbivore, Eois (Geometridae). The goals of this research were to examine: 1) whether Eois are specialized on the genus Piper (Piperaceae) and if hostplant specialization varies geographically; 2) whether Eois are equally vulnerable to parasitoid attack across… CONTINUE READING

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