Multiple origins of the yucca-yucca moth association.

@article{Bogler1995MultipleOO,
  title={Multiple origins of the yucca-yucca moth association.},
  author={D. Bogler and J. L. Neff and B. Simpson},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1995},
  volume={92 15},
  pages={
          6864-7
        }
}
  • D. Bogler, J. L. Neff, B. Simpson
  • Published 1995
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • The association of species of yucca and their pollinating moths is considered one of the two classic cases of obligate mutualism between floral hosts and their pollinators. The system involves the active collection of pollen by females of two prodoxid moth genera and the subsequent purposeful placement of the pollen on conspecific stigmas of species of Yucca. Yuccas essentially depend on the moths for pollination and the moths require Yucca ovaries for oviposition. Because of the specificity… CONTINUE READING
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