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Tropical Insects 'Go The Distance' to Inform Rainforest Conservation
August 9, 2007
The long-held belief that plant-eating insects in tropical forests are picky eaters that stay "close to home"--dining only on locale-specific vegetation--is being challenged by new research findings that suggest these insects feast on a broader menu of foliage and can be consistently found across hundreds of miles of tropical forestland. These findings have significant implications related to the sustainability and conservation of these globally-important areas.
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