Host plant utilization in the comma butterfly: sources of variation and evolutionary implications

@article{Janz2004HostPU,
  title={Host plant utilization in the comma butterfly: sources of variation and evolutionary implications},
  author={N. Janz and S. Nylin and N. Wedell},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={99},
  pages={132-140}
}
  • N. Janz, S. Nylin, N. Wedell
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • A major challenge in the study of insect-host plant interactions is to understand how the different aspects of offspring performance interact to produce a preference hierarchy in the ovipositing females. In this paper we investigate host plant preference of the polyphagous butterfly Polygonia c-album (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) and compare it with several aspects of the life history of its offspring (growth rate, development time, adult size, survival and female fecundity). Females and offspring… CONTINUE READING

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