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Behavior: The Process of Host-Plant Selection

Part of the Contemporary Topics in Entomology book series (COTE, volume 2)

Abstract

As we have seen in Chapter 1, all phytophagous insects exhibit some degree of selectivity in the foods they eat. Consequently, they will all be faced with the necessity of selecting an appropriate host at some stage in their life history. In this chapter we describe the more important behavior patterns associated with selection.

Keywords

Host Plant Colorado Potato Beetle Odor Source Phytophagous Insect Oviposition Behavior 
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