Host-specificity of folivorous insects in a moist tropical forest

@article{Barone1998HostspecificityOF,
  title={Host-specificity of folivorous insects in a moist tropical forest},
  author={John A. Barone},
  journal={Journal of Animal Ecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={67},
  pages={400-409}
}
  • J. A. Barone
  • Published 1 May 1998
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Animal Ecology
1.  To assess the degree of herbivore host-specificity in the moist tropical forest on Barro Colourado Island, Panama, I conducted an extensive series of feeding trials on the common insect herbivores from 10 tree species. 2.  The herbivores were offered leaves from both congeneric and confamilial plant species to their known host species, as well as leaves from the most abundant tree species in the forest. 3.  The amount of damage caused by these herbivores to young, expanding leaves was… 

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