María Guadalupe Meneses‐Arias, Lislie Solis‐Montero, Edi A. Malo, Julio C. Rojas
In herbivorous insects, the choice that females make for a suitable host plant is crucial for survival of its offspring because the neonate larvae are generally not capable of moving great distances. The preference-performance hypothesis states that herbivore females will choose to oviposit on hosts on which their offspring will have better performance. In this study, we investigated whether Trichoplusia ni (H€ ubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) females are able to discriminate among a weedy race, a landrace, an…
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