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- Briggs, C.J., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Environmental entomology 2007 v.36 no.2 pp. 441-450
- temperature; stem elongation; galls; Rhopalomyia californica; host plants; light intensity; environmental factors; wind speed; seasonal variation; insect development; insect reproduction; cages; Baccharis pilularis; California
- ... This study assessed the influence of microenvironment on the establishment and relative reproductive success of the gall-forming midge Rhopalomyia californica Felt on its host plant Baccharis pilularis De Candolle in Marin County, CA. Mesh cages were used to alter the microenvironment, which also allowed us to assess the validity of using these types of experimental manipulations in this system. T ...