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- MINOURA, TETSUAKI, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Ecological entomology 2017 v.42 no.3 pp. 294-305
- Ligustrum japonicum; Phyllocnistis; adaptive radiation; cell walls; hardness; larvae; leaf development; leafminers; leaves; microclimate; mining; multivoltine habit; oviposition; oviposition sites; shoots; spring; temperature; trees
- ... 1. Leafminer larvae are sedentary and make feeding tracks called mines. Their spatial distribution in trees affects their growth and survival through interaction with the heterogeneity of environments, such as leaf traits and microclimate. Lepidopteran leafminers that mine lower leaf surfaces have shown evolutionary radiation, suggesting that lower surfaces improve leafminer performance. 2. The le ...
- Minoura, Tetsuaki, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Journal of forest research 2015 v.20 no.1 pp. 213-221
- Ligustrum japonicum; Phyllocnistis; host plants; leafminers; leaves; microhabitats; moths; multivoltine habit; phenology; phytophagous insects; shoots; space and time; spring; trees
- ... We examined how sedentary herbivorous insects cope with changes in resource availability with host plant phenology by studying the multivoltine lepidopteran leafminer Phyllocnistis sp. on the Japanese privet (Ligustrum japonicum). The privet offers three resources: primary shoots in the spring, lammas shoots later in the season, and older leaves. We examined the seasonal abundance of these resourc ...