Oviposition preference and larval survival of Diprion pini on Scots pine clones in relation to foliage characteristics
1 When laying eggs, adult female Diprion pini discriminated between clones of Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris.
2 Larval survival was affected by Scots pine clone but was not correlated with oviposition preference.
3 Diprion pini laid most eggs on tougher needles of Scots pine.
4 There was no evidence to suggest that D. pini is responding to the monoterpene composition of the foliage.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2000