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A general model for host plant selection in phytophagous insects.

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We develop a general theoretical framework for exploring the host plant selection behaviour of herbivorous insects. This model can be used to address a number of questions, including the evolution of specialists, generalists, preference hierarchies, and learning. We use our model to: (i) demonstrate the consequences of the extent to which the reproductive success of a foraging female is limited by the rate at which they find host plants (host limitation) or the number of eggs they carry (egg ...

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Publisher copy:
10.1006/jtbi.2001.2475

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Journal:
Journal of theoretical biology
Volume:
214
Issue:
3
Pages:
499-513
Publication date:
2002-02-05
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EISSN:
1095-8541
ISSN:
0022-5193
URN:
uuid:36a5c02e-8d46-4366-bce0-535028ad152a
Source identifiers:
312328
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pubs:312328

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