Why does the bud-galling sawfly, Euura mucronata, attack long shoots?

@article{Price1987WhyDT,
  title={Why does the bud-galling sawfly, Euura mucronata, attack long shoots?},
  author={Peter W. Price and Heikki Roininen and Jorma Tahvanainen},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1987},
  volume={74},
  pages={1-6}
}
The bud-galling sawfly, Euura mucronata, attacked longer shoot length classes on its host, Salix cinerea, more frequently than shorter shoots. Shoot length accounted for 76 to 93 percent of the variance in number of galls per 100 shoots in three habitats: forest, watermeadow, and lakeside. The reasons for this pattern were addressed with studies on shoot length in relation to: 1. Number of resources (buds) per shoot; 2. Success in establishment of larvae in galls; 3. Gall size and resources per… CONTINUE READING
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