Native macrophyte leaves influence more specialisation of neotropical shredder chironomids than invasive macrophyte leaves

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We investigated the composition and specialisation of shredder chironomids in an invasive white ginger lily (Hedychium coronarium) and in native pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) leaves. We assumed that the difference of the chemical compound in macrophyte leaves would influence the shredder specialisation. A colonisation experiment was performed over 3… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-018-3525-z

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