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Community context of an obligate mutualism: Pollinator and florivore effects on Yucca filamentosa

Author(s): D. M. Althoff, K. A. Segraves and O. Pellmyr

Month: Apr
Year: 2005

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Ecology
Volume: 86
Issue: 4
Pages: 905-913

Article Topic(s): Disturbance, Pollination
Research Setting(s): Scrub

Species Referenced: Yucca filamentosa (Adam's needle),

Abstract

Examines the mutualism between Yucca filamentosa and its moth pollinator in a community context near Lake Placid, Florida. The study examined two insect florivores also attracted to Yucca filamentosa, the hemipteran insect Leptoglossus phyllopus and the beetle Hymenorus densus. The moth pollinator, Tegeticula cassandra, was the most important determinant of Y. filamentosa fruit set during both of the study years. Leptoglossus phyllopus decreased Y. filamentosa fruit set in one of the two study years but H. densus did not affect fruit.

Suggested Citation

D. M. Althoff, K. A. Segraves and O. Pellmyr. "Community context of an obligate mutualism: Pollinator and florivore effects on Yucca filamentosa." Ecology 86.4 (2005): 905-913.

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ISSN: 0012-9658
DOI: 10.1890/04-1454

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