Living on the edge: interactions between Lepidoptera and parasites in fragmented habitats

TitleLiving on the edge: interactions between Lepidoptera and parasites in fragmented habitats
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsRoy, HE, Hesketh, H, McCracken, ME, Pywell, RF, Hails, RS
JournalAtropos
Volume37
Pagination19-26
Date Published2009
KeywordsEcology and Environment, Zoology
AbstractMany species of Lepidoptera have declined over the last few decades. The greatest impact has been on specialist species, with habitat loss and fragmentation being identified as major factors. Change in climate has also been implicated. Warmer summers have enabled almost a quarter (11 species) of native Lepidoptera to expand in range but warmer winters are also speculated to be deleterious to many species. Entomopathogens (pathogens of insects), for example, will benefit from warmer, wetter climatic regimes and are expected to impact on Lepidoptera.
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Short TitleLiving on the edge