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Insect diversity: Team looks at effects of non-native plants on herbivores

Alexis Malcomb

September 28, 2015 by Adam Thomas

Not only do native plants do a better job of hosting and supporting local insect communities than their non-native counterparts, but a UD study shows that non-native plants are compounding the problem of declining species diversity by supporting fewer herbivores across landscapes.

Not only do native plants do a better job of hosting and supporting local insect communities than their non-native counterparts, but a UD study shows that non-native plants are compounding the problem of declining species diversity by supporting fewer herbivores across landscapes.

Not only do native plants do a better job of hosting and supporting local insect communities than their non-native counterparts, but a University of Delaware study shows that non-native plants are compounding the problem of declining species diversity by supporting fewer herbivores across landscapes. 

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