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Characterizing the interaction between the bogus yucca moth and yuccas: do bogus yucca moths impact yucca reproductive success?
Author(s): D. M. Althoff, K. A. Segraves and J. P. Sparks
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Disturbance, Pollination
Research Setting(s): Scrub
Species Referenced: Yucca filamentosa (Adam's needle),
AbstractExamines the effects of the "bogus yucca moth" Prodoxus decipiens on flowering and fruit set of Yucca filamentosa on the Lake Wales Ridge in Florida. The larvae of the bogus yucca moth feed on the Y. filamentosa but do not serve as a pollinator. Flowering, seed set, and seed germination were not affected by the bogus yucca moth.
Suggested CitationD. M. Althoff, K. A. Segraves and J. P. Sparks. "Characterizing the interaction between the bogus yucca moth and yuccas: do bogus yucca moths impact yucca reproductive success?" Oecologia 140.2 (2004): 321-327.
Article LinksISSN: 0029-8549