Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Host plant predictability and the feeding patterns of monophagous, oligophagous, and polyphagous insect herbivores

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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_00872
Auteur(s)
  • Rex G. Cates
Affiliation(s)
  • Department of Biology, The University of New Mexico, 87131, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Résumé

Host plant preferences for 34 insect herbivore species are reported. Most polyphagous herbivores feeding on annuals, herbaceous perennials, and woody perennials show distinct preferences for the least abundant plant species among their various host plants. In addition, some populations of widely distributed polyphagous species are much more specialized in their diet than host plant lists alone would suggest. The high level of polyphagy on annuals and herbaceous perennials is suggested to be strongly influenced by the unpredictability of the host plant that is, in turn, controlled by environmental variability. Oligophagous herbivores preferred the least abundant woody perennials on the study sites. Ten of the 22 monophagous herbivores preferred the rarest of all the plant species on the same sites.

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 - genetique des eucaryotes. evolution biologique et moleculaire
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
Identifiant ISTEX
E930218CBDF4578D7D003B49DDF4008849C74A7C
Revue

Oecologia

Année de publication
1981
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
8.44
Sous-corpus
  • Insectes
Type de publication
Journal
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