Spatial patterns in pupal mortality in urban palm caterpillars

@article{Ruszczyk2004SpatialPI,
  title={Spatial patterns in pupal mortality in urban palm caterpillars},
  author={A. Ruszczyk},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={107},
  pages={356-363}
}
  • A. Ruszczyk
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • Mortality factors were determined in over 20000 pupal skins of Brassolis sophorae and Opsiphanes invirae, collected from 55 sites in the urban area of Campinas, São Paulo, southeast Brazil. Almost 50% of B. sophorae pupae and 30% of O. invirae pupae were killed by various identifiable factors, which may have an appreciable influence in determining adult population size. Mortality was related to type of attachment site, distance from the center of the city, area occupied by buildings and houses… CONTINUE READING
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