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- Boege, Karina; Villa‐Galaviz, Edith; López‐Carretero, Antonio; Pérez‐Ishiwara, Rubén; Zaldivar‐Riverón, Alejandro; Ibarra, Adolfo; del‐Val, Ek
- Biotropica 2019 v.51 no.4 pp. 529-537
- Lepidoptera; botanical composition; canopy; climatic factors; forest succession; herbivores; hosts; insect larvae; landscapes; microclimate; pastures; prediction; secondary forests; species richness; temporal variation; tropical dry forests; Mexico
- ... Forest succession can influence herbivore communities through changes in host availability, plant quality, microclimate, canopy structure complexity and predator abundance. It is not well known, however, if such influence is constant across years. Caterpillars have been reported to be particularly susceptible to changes in plant community composition across forest succession, as most species are s ...