Interspecific competition among phloem-feeding insects mediated by induced host-plant sinks

@article{Inbar1995InterspecificCA,
  title={Interspecific competition among phloem-feeding insects mediated by induced host-plant sinks},
  author={Moshe Inbar and Amram Eshel and David Wool},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={1995},
  volume={76},
  pages={1506-1515}
}
The role of interspecific interactions among herbivorous insects is considered to be limited, especially in specialist communities. In the current study we report on exploitative interspecific interaction between two closely related phloem—feeding species of gall—forming aphids (Homoptera; Pemphigidae; Fordinae), mediated by the supply of photoassimilates from the host plant. Geoica sp. forms a spherical gall on the leaflet midrib of Pistacia palaestina (Anacardiaceae), while Forda formicaria… 

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