Nutrient balancing in grasshoppers: behavioural and physiological correlates of dietary breadth

D. Raubenheimer
2003 Journal of Experimental Biology  
The question of which selective factors have driven the evolution of host selection and host range by insect herbivores is currently an area of active interest. Although overtly ecological factors such as susceptibility to predation and other aspects of habitat association undoubtedly play a role, there is widespread consensus that plant chemistry is central (Slansky and Rodriguez,
doi:10.1242/jeb.00336 pmid:12682099 fatcat:r6lhd4qu3vb5vfkxaezjuczs4q