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Direct and indirect effects of herbivory: Feeding by spittlebugs affects pollinator visitation rates and seedset of Rudbeckia hirta
Author(s): P. A. Hamback
Journal Link: http://www.ecoscience.ulaval.ca/
Article Topic(s): Seed increase, Disturbance, Pollination
Research Setting(s): Field
Species Referenced: Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan),
AbstractExamines the effect of spittlebug herbivory on flower and seed production of Rudbeckia hirta. The spittlebug reduces pollinator visitation and number of flowers, in turn reducing the number of viable seeds. This information may be useful for growers producing Rudbeckia hirta for seed increase.
Suggested CitationP. A. Hamback. "Direct and indirect effects of herbivory: Feeding by spittlebugs affects pollinator visitation rates and seedset of Rudbeckia hirta." Ecoscience 8.1 (2001): 45-50.
Article LinksISSN: 1195-6860