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- Gómez Jiménez, María Isabel; Sarmiento, Carlos E.; Díaz, María Fernanda; Chautá, Alexander; Peraza, Andrés; Ramírez, Augusto; Poveda, Katja
- Entomologia experimentalis et applicata 2014 v.153 no.1 pp. 24-33
- Copitarsia decolora; Peridroma saucia; adulthood; adults; females; greenhouses; herbivores; host plants; host preferences; larvae; mothers; oviposition; pupae
- ... It is expected that females preferentially oviposit on plant hosts that allow for optimal larval performance. However, this expectation contradicts empirical evidence where adults do not always choose the best host for their descendants. Recent evidence suggests that females’ host selection depends on the number of potential hosts. Females from oligophagous species seem to be able to choose an app ...