Host plant trichomes and the advantage of being big: progeny size variation of the pipevine swallowtail

  • S H O R T C O M M U N I C A T I O N, S A F O R D Y C E, R O M I N, A D D I M A R C O, B O N N, Y A B L A N K E N S H I P
  • Published 2010


1. Plants possess numerous traits that confer resistance against insect herbivores, and herbivores, in turn, can evolve traits to ameliorate the effectiveness of these traits. The pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, is an extreme specialist on plants in the genus Aristolochia. The only host plant available to the California population of B. philenor is A… (More)


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