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dc.contributor.authorGannon, Aronen_US
dc.contributor.authorGolden, Boben_US
dc.contributor.authorKruss, Amyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarlow, Jamieen_US
dc.coverage.spatialPellston Plainsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T22:07:13Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T22:07:13Z
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54433
dc.description.abstractFemale oviposition preference and larval performance of Malacosoma americanum, the eastern tent caterpillar, were investigated in field and laboratory studies. A simple hypothesis states that the adult female oviposits on a host because it will be best for her offspring in terms of growth and survivorship. Statistical analyses show that the preferred host species for oviposition is Prunus serotina while larval growth is highest on a non-host tree, Populus tremuloides. The original hypothesis is rejected by this study. Alternative interpretations for the discrepancy concerning female oviposition preference and larval performance are suggested.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartGraphen_US
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationAspenen_US
dc.titleThe role of oviposition preference and larval performance in the evoluton of feeding specialization in herbivorous insects: a test with the Eastern Tent Caterpillar, Malacosoma americanum.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/54433/1/2870.pdfen_US
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dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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