Host selection by the generalist aphid Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and its subspecies specialized on tobacco, after being reared on the same host.

@article{Troncoso2005HostSB,
  title={Host selection by the generalist aphid Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and its subspecies specialized on tobacco, after being reared on the same host.},
  author={Alejandra J. Troncoso and Ron Vargas and Dagoberto Tapia and Ruby Olivares-Donoso and Hermann M. Niemeyer},
  journal={Bulletin of entomological research},
  year={2005},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={23-8}
}
Decision-making during host selection by phytophagous insects has proved to be related to host range, with specialists taking faster decisions than generalists; however, this pattern fails to materialize in some host selection studies performed with aphids. Differences found in testing designs point to rearing effects on aphid host selection. To test… CONTINUE READING