Hypermetamorphosis in a leaf-miner allows insects to cope with a confined nutritional space

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Hypermetamorphosis has been described in several Lepidoptera leaf-miner species (mostly Gracillariidae, Epipyropidae, and Phyllocnistidae) and can be defined as a strong modification of the larval morphology associated with a switch in its feeding mode. Evolution of this larval feeding strategy presumably influences nutritional resources that can be… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11829-014-9349-5

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@article{Body2014HypermetamorphosisIA, title={Hypermetamorphosis in a leaf-miner allows insects to cope with a confined nutritional space}, author={M{\'e}lanie Body and Vincent Burlat and David Giron}, journal={Arthropod-Plant Interactions}, year={2014}, volume={9}, pages={75-84} }