Oviposition site selectivity of some stream-dwelling caddisflies

Jill Lancaster, Barbara Jayne Downes, Amanda Arnold

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Population dynamics depends upon the spatial distribution of individuals in heterogeneous environments. The various processes surrounding insect oviposition are central to understanding their population dynamics because the choice of oviposition site ultimately influences the survivorship and spatial distribution of their progeny. Aquatic insects are often assumed to have non-selective oviposition habits, but empirical data are scarce and selective oviposition may be quite common.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165 - 178
Number of pages14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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