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Host-Plant Selection by Phytophagous Insects

Series: Contemporary Topics in Entomology

By: EA Bernays and RF Chapman

312 pages, Illus

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1994 | #31816 | ISBN: 0412031310
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | #33200 | ISBN: 0412031116
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About this book

The first book that focuses on the behaviour of host-plant selection by plant-feeding insects, the authors cover the patterns found in nature and the chemical features of plants that determine host selection. The sensory systems involved in making the selection are presented together with relevant functional studies.


Patterns of host plant use; Plant chemicals that influence behaviour; Behaviour: the process of host-plant selection; Behaviour: the impact of ecology and physiology; Effects of experience; Genetic variation in host selection; Evolution of host range.

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