Lack of enemy release for an invasive leafroller in California: temporal patterns and influence of host plant origin

Abstract

The enemy release hypothesis posits that the success of invasive species can be attributed to their escape from natural enemies. Invading hosts are expected to encounter an enemy assemblage consisting of fewer species, with lower representation of specialists, and to experience less mortality as a result. In this study, we examined parasitism of the Light… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-013-0554-4

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