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Data from: Fitness and host use remain stable in biological control agent after many years of hybridization

This data was generated to test how hybridization of an introduced insect biological control agent impacts host use. The data characterize the species composition of individual Diorhabda spp. collected across New Mexico and Texas, USA. Species composition of each individual was determined using genomic methods and Structure. Lab reared colonies were tested for host specificity, by measuring feeding preference in 24-hour feeding tests and measuring frass deposited below three host plants. Data on several attributes were also collected, including body mass, fecundity during the 24-hour feeding trial, and oviposition preference. The larval offspring of these individuals were also reared in families for 12 days on the three host plants and larval survival and mass were measured to quantify larval performance on the hosts.

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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POINT (-103.4452778 35.33916667)
POINT (-103.6908333 35.18611111)
POINT (-104.07638 35.09236)
POINT (-100.941951 34.630144)
POINT (-104.389358 34.616136)
POINT (-104.391741 33.396303)
POINT (-101.2609 33.31729)
POINT (-101.17 32.59574)
POINT (-101.703 32.17443)
POINT (-103.723064 30.955456)
Ag Data Commons
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
The data were collected from individual Diorhabda spp collected from ten sites in eastern New Mexico and western Texas, USA.
Temporal Coverage
September 16, 2019 to September 19, 2019
Contact Name
Clark, Eliza
Contact Email
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