Host patch characteristics may influence the abundance of a species, but this will depend on the species’ dispersal ability and the distance between suitable patches. In central Argentina, an area of introduced pine forest was planted for wood production in the 1940s. In 2006, an invading longhorn beetle, Arhopalus rusticus (L.) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), was detected in the area. Since then, the species has expanded its range until it occupies the whole area. We analyze how the configuration of hos…
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