Interactions between ecological traits and host plant type explain distribution change in noctuid moths.

  title={Interactions between ecological traits and host plant type explain distribution change in noctuid moths.},
  author={Niina Mattila and Janne S. Kotiaho and Veijo Kaitala and Atte Komonen and Jussi P{\"a}ivinen},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  volume={23 3},
The ecological traits of species determine how well a species can withstand threats to which it is exposed. If these predisposing traits can be identified, species that are most at risk of decline can be identified and an understanding of the processes behind the declines can be gained. We sought to determine how body size, specificity of larval host plant, overwintering stage, type of host plant, and the interactions of these traits are related to the distribution change in noctuid moths. We… CONTINUE READING

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