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The value of Sweet Chestnut Castanea sativa as a foodplant for Lepidoptera

Parsons, Mark S.; Greatorex-Davies, Nick. 2006 The value of Sweet Chestnut Castanea sativa as a foodplant for Lepidoptera. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation, 118. 1-11.

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Abstract/Summary

Sweet Chestnut is a non-native tree in Britain and is considered to have a low biodiversity value. However, over seventy species of Lepidoptera have now been recorded utilizing Sweet Chestnut as a foodplant, demonstrating it to be an under-valued and important hostplant.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity
CEH Sections: _ Biological Records Centre
Format Availability: Print
NORA Subject Terms: Botany
Zoology
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 29 Jun 2007 13:29
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/432

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