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Some effects on oak-feeding insects of seasonal changes in the nature of their food

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The present work has been restricted to an investigation of the relationship between the leaves of the common oak Quercus robar L. and the larvae of the order Lepidoptera which feed on them. At least 210 species of Lepidoptera have been recorded as larvae feeding on oak leaves in Britain and there is evidence that insect growth and survival on young oak leaves may be higher than on the leaves of other species. More ...

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University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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601870580
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uuid:04b4e922-c127-4849-bbe8-838a1472574e
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polonsky:11:9
Deposit date:
2017-10-05

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