Host plant choice in the comma butterfly–larval choosiness may ameliorate effects of indiscriminate oviposition

@article{GamberaleStille2014HostPC,
  title={Host plant choice in the comma butterfly–larval choosiness may ameliorate effects of indiscriminate oviposition},
  author={G. Gamberale-Stille and Lina S{\"o}derlind and N. Janz and S. Nylin},
  journal={Insect Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={21}
}
In most phytophagous insects, the larval diet strongly affects future fitness and in species that do not feed on plant parts as adults, larval diet is the main source of nitrogen. In many of these insect–host plant systems, the immature larvae are considered to be fully dependent on the choice of the mothers, who, in turn, possess a highly developed host recognition system. This circumstance allows for a potential mother–offspring conflict, resulting in the female maximizing her fecundity at… Expand
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