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New soapberry bug publication

Scott Carroll and Jenella Loye carefully analyzed the interactions of soapberry bug populations and their plant hosts worldwide. They discovered that populations of soapberry bugs living on weedy, non-native plants rapidly because less adapted to their native food source. All of this occurred while the bugs simultaneously experienced a multitrait evolution to capitalize on the introduced plants.

As host plants invade new environments worldwide, native soapberry bugs are colonizing them and converging onto similar adaptive forms.

Please see the link below for the full publication.