Seasonal changes in leaf traits and tannins, including hydrolysable tannins (HTs) and condensed tannins (CTs), affect aphid body size and demographic patterns. The aphid Tuberculatus macrotuberculatus Essig & Kuwana (Hemiptera: Aphididae) feeds on the leaves of the daimyo oak, Quercus dentata Thunberg (Fagaceae), does not alternate hosts, and is attended continuously by ants. Buchnera aphidicola Munson et al. (a γ‐proteobacterium, hereafter Buchnera) is the primary symbiont of most aphid species. It …
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