The Number of Species of Insect Associated with Various Trees

  title={The Number of Species of Insect Associated with Various Trees},
  author={T. Richard E. Southwood},
  journal={Journal of Animal Ecology},
  • T. Southwood
  • Published 1 May 1961
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Animal Ecology
It is common knowledge amongst ecologists and collectors that some trees have many species of insect denizen and others, usually recently introduced, comparatively few. But the number of species of insect associated with a certain tree would seem to reflect not only the actual time it has been present in Britain but also, and of rather more importance, its general abundance or scarcity throughout this period. If this hypothesis is correct, then in other parts of the world where the pattern of… 

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