Macrogeographic clines in fecundity , reproductive allocation , and offspring size of the forest tent caterpillar Malacosoma disstria

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  title={Macrogeographic clines in fecundity , reproductive allocation , and offspring size of the forest tent caterpillar Malacosoma disstria},
  author={Gerald J. Lenhard}
}
1. The fecundity of the forest tent caterpillar varies considerably across its geographic range. Field data indicate that populations in the southern United States (Gulf States) produce nearly twice as many eggs as females from Canada or the Lake States, with little or no difference in the size of adult females. 2. In controlled rearing experiments, female forest tent caterpillar from the southern United States (Louisiana) had much larger clutch sizes than same sized females from northern… CONTINUE READING

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