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- Coleman, J.S., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Environmental entomology 2002 v.31 no.5 pp. 836-843
- Chrysomela; Plagiodera versicolora; Trichoplusia ni; feeding preferences; Nicotiana tabacum; Populus tremuloides; plant development; leaves; developmental stages; leaf area; nutrient availability; nitrogen fertilizers; application rate; herbivores
- ... It is well recognized that host-specialized folivores prefer to feed on young in comparison to old leaves. However, the capacity of young leaf feeders to track specific leaf developmental stages has not been clearly demonstrated. Using three insect folivores and two plant species, we show that nitrogen (N) fertilization changes leaf development and that herbivores track these changes in leaf devel ...