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dc.contributor.authorBallesteros Mejia, Liliana
dc.contributor.authorArnal, Pierre
dc.contributor.authorHallwachs, Winnie
dc.contributor.authorHAXAIRE, Jean
dc.contributor.authorJanzen, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorKitching, I
dc.contributor.authorROUGERIE, Rodolphe
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-17T15:23:20Z
dc.date.available2021-12-17T15:23:20Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-10
dc.identifier.citationBallesteros Mejia L, Arnal P, Hallwachs W, Haxaire J, Janzen D, Kitching IJ, Rougerie R (2020) A global food plant dataset for wild silkmoths and hawkmoths and its use in documenting polyphagy of their caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Bombycoidea: Saturniidae, Sphingidae). Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e60027. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.8.e60027en_US
dc.identifier.issn1314-2836
dc.identifier.doi10.3897/bdj.8.e60027
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622958
dc.description.abstractHerbivorous insects represent a major fraction of global biodiversity and the relationships they have established with their food plants range from strict specialists to broad generalists. Our knowledge of these relationships is of primary importance to basic (e.g. the study of insect ecology and evolution) and applied biology (e.g. monitoring of pest or invasive species) and yet remains very fragmentary and understudied. In Lepidoptera, caterpillars of families Saturniidae and Sphingidae are rather well known and considered to have adopted contrasting preferences in their use of food plants. The former are regarded as being rather generalist feeders, whereas the latter are more specialist. To assemble and synthesise the vast amount of existing data on food plants of Lepidoptera families Saturniidae and Sphingidae, we combined three major existing databases to produce a dataset collating more than 26,000 records for 1256 species (25% of all species) in 121 (67%) and 167 (81%) genera of Saturniidae and Sphingidae, respectively. This dataset is used here to document the level of polyphagy of each of these genera using summary statistics, as well as the calculation of a polyphagy score derived from the analysis of Phylogenetic Diversity of the food plants used by the species in each genus.en_US
dc.publisherPensoft Publishersen_US
dc.rightsopenAccessen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleA global food plant dataset for wild silkmoths and hawkmoths and its use in documenting polyphagy of their caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Bombycoidea: Saturniidae, Sphingidae)en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1314-2828
dc.identifier.journalBiodiversity Data Journalen_US
dc.date.updated2021-11-08T14:51:38Z
dc.identifier.volume8en_US
dc.identifier.startpagee60027-en_US
elements.import.authorBallesteros Mejia, Liliana
elements.import.authorArnal, Pierre
elements.import.authorHallwachs, Winnie
elements.import.authorHaxaire, Jean
elements.import.authorJanzen, Daniel
elements.import.authorKitching, Ian
elements.import.authorRougerie, Rodolphe
dc.description.nhmCopyright: © 2021 The Authors. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are crediteden_US
dc.subject.nhmlepidopteraen_US
dc.subject.nhmfood planten_US
dc.subject.nhmecologyen_US
dc.subject.nhmlife-history traitsen_US
dc.subject.nhmcaterpillaren_US
dc.subject.nhmpolyphagyen_US


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