What do spring migrants reveal about sex and host selection in the melon aphid?

Abstract

Host plants exert considerable selective pressure on aphids because the plants constitute their feeding, mating and oviposition sites. Therefore, host specialisation in aphids evolves through selection of the behavioural and chemical mechanisms of host-plant location and recognition, and through metabolic adaptation to the phloem content of the host plant… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-12-47

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