The adaptive significance of leaf-mining pattern as an anti-parasitoid strategy: A theoretical study

@article{Kat2006TheAS,
  title={The adaptive significance of leaf-mining pattern as an anti-parasitoid strategy: A theoretical study},
  author={Makoto Kat{\^o}},
  journal={Researches on Population Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={265-275}
}
An adaptive significance of linear leaf mining patterns as the anti-parasitoid strategy is theoretically analysed. In the model, a leaf-miner is allowed to move in one of four ways; mining ahead in unexploited area of a leaf, backtracking, branching off from the backtracking mine, and crossing the previous mine. The model parasitoid searches for the leaf-miner by tracing the mine by the tactile cue of mine surface after detecting the mine. The average duration from detecting the mine to finding… CONTINUE READING