Seasonal allocation of defense investment in Ilex opaca Aiton and constraints on a specialist leafminer

@article{Potter2004SeasonalAO,
  title={Seasonal allocation of defense investment in Ilex opaca Aiton and constraints on a specialist leafminer},
  author={D. Potter and T. W. Kimmerer},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={69},
  pages={217-224}
}
  • D. Potter, T. W. Kimmerer
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • SummaryPhytomyza ilicicola (Diptera: Agromyzidae), a univoltine specialist leafminer, is one of the few insect herbivores of American holly. Adult emergence is closely synchronized with leaf flush in spring, and females make numerous feeding punctures on and oviposit in new leaves. Larvae hatch in late May and June, but their feeding period and development are prolonged so that more than 80% of the mine enlargement occurs from January until March of the following year. We propose that this… CONTINUE READING
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