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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

Month: Jul
Year: 2004

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Oecologia
Volume: 140
Issue: 2
Pages: 321-327

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

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

Abstract

Examines 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 Citation

D. 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.

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ISSN: 0029-8549
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-004-1584-5

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