Selective herbivory by Christmas beetles in response to intraspecific variation in Eucalyptus terpenoids

@article{Edwards1993SelectiveHB,
  title={Selective herbivory by Christmas beetles in response to intraspecific variation in Eucalyptus terpenoids},
  author={Penelope B. Edwards and W. J. Wanjura and W. Vance Brown},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1993},
  volume={95},
  pages={551-557}
}
Between-tree variation in the terpenoid composition in the foliage of six species of Eucalyptus was investigated in relation to its effects on herbivory by Christmas beetles (Anoplognathus spp.). All six eucalypt species showed considerable intraspecific variation in terpenoid composition; the cineole content ranged from 13% to 78% of the total oil in different E. melliodora trees, from 0% to 67% in E. conica, 3% to 79% in E. sideroxylon, 1% to 76% in E. camaldulensis, 3% to 60% in E. rubida… CONTINUE READING