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Does host-plant diversity explain species richness in insects? A test using Coccidae (Hemiptera)

Lin, Yen-Po; Cook, Dianne H.; Gullan, Penny J; Cook, Lyn

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1. The megadiverse herbivores and their host plants are a major component of biodiversity, and their interactions have been hypothesised to drive the diversification of both. 2. If plant diversity influences the diversity of insects, there is an expectation that insect species richness will be strongly correlated with host-plant species richness. This should be observable at two levels (i) more diverse host-plant groups should harbour more species of insects, and (ii) the species richness of a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68205
Source: Ecological Entomology
DOI: 10.1111/een.12191

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