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

Author
Roy Helen E.
Hesketh Helen
McCracken Morag E.
Pywell Richard F.
Hails Rosemary S.
Keywords
Abstract

Many 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.

Year of Publication
2009
Journal
Atropos
Volume
37
Number of Pages
19-26
Date Published
2009
URL
Short Title
Living on the edge