Demographic consequences of discrimination among conspecific host plants by Battus philenor butterflies.

M. D. Rausher, D. R. Papaj

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Discrimination has no detectable effect on larval growth rates or on predispersal mortality but does appear to enhance larval survival by increasing larval size at dispersal. The effects of discrimination among conspecific hosts on larval survival are similar in magnitude to analogous effects of discrimination between host species.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1402-1410
Number of pages9
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes


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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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