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- Marquis, Robert J., et al. Show all 2 Author
- Ecology 2014 v.95 no.6 pp. 1472-1478
- Acer rubrum; Carya ovata; Cornus florida; Cyrtepistomus castaneus; Lepidoptera; Quercus alba; Sassafras albidum; adults; ecosystem engineering; ecosystem engineers; host plants; insect larvae; invasive species; leaves; trees
- ... We tested the effect of leaf‐tying caterpillars, native ecosystem engineers, on the abundance and host feeding of an invasive insect, the Asiatic oak weevil, Cyrtepistomus castaneus (Roelofs). Leaf quality was previously thought to be the sole factor determining host use by C. castaneus, but adult weevils congregate in leaf ties made by lepidopteran larvae (caterpillars). Adult weevil abundance wa ...