Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Quantification of host preference by manipulation of oviposition behavior in the butterfly Euphydryas editha

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Insectes_v2b_00573
Auteur(s)
  • Michael C. Singer
Affiliation(s)
  • Department of Zoology, University of Texas at Austin, 78712, Austin, Texas, USA
Résumé

This paper describes a novel method of measuring host specificity and determining host rank order. As applied to oviposition behavior of the butterfly Euphydryas editha, the rank order of preference is the order in which plants become acceptable as the insect searches, while specificity is quantified in terms of the rate at which searching insects become less discriminating. The information obtained is different from that gleaned from other preference testing techniques. It is useful in helping to assess the behavioral bases of interpopulation differences in the degree of host specialization, in understanding the ways in which multiple host use is generated within a population, and in testing hypotheses about the evolution of host specialization. The data presented here show interpopulation variation in both rank order of host species and in the degree of host specificity of E. editha.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - ecology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - invertebres
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
Identifiant ISTEX
E327E871D3ED4D80B515ADFC805B4542615A70E9
Revue

Oecologia

Année de publication
1982
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
8.396
Sous-corpus
  • Insectes
Type de publication
Journal
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