Ecological determinants of food plant choice in the checkerspot butterfly Euphydryas editha in Colorado

Ecological determinants of food plant choice in the checkerspot butterfly Euphydryas editha in... The larvae of Euphydryas editha in Gunnison County, Colorado, feed on Castilleja linariifolia . Two related plants, C. chromosa and Penstemon strictus , occur in the same area and are equally nutritious, but are not eaten. Restriction to C. linariifolia appears to be a case of ecological monophagy — survival on the other two species is less likely not because of their biochemical make-up but because of their ecological characteristics, primarily their phenologies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oecologia Springer Journals

Ecological determinants of food plant choice in the checkerspot butterfly Euphydryas editha in Colorado

Oecologia, Volume 52 (3) – Jan 1, 1982

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 1982 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Life Sciences; Ecology; Plant Sciences
ISSN
0029-8549
eISSN
1432-1939
DOI
10.1007/BF00367970
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Abstract

The larvae of Euphydryas editha in Gunnison County, Colorado, feed on Castilleja linariifolia . Two related plants, C. chromosa and Penstemon strictus , occur in the same area and are equally nutritious, but are not eaten. Restriction to C. linariifolia appears to be a case of ecological monophagy — survival on the other two species is less likely not because of their biochemical make-up but because of their ecological characteristics, primarily their phenologies.

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OecologiaSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 1982

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