On this virtual field trip at the University of Colorado's Mountain Research Station, you will learn about Colorado's subalpine ecosystems and how a non-native introduced beetle, a weevil, has affected a native plant, the fringed thistle, in subalpine meadow and riparian communities.
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Is the weevil eating seed heads of the native fringed thistle?
If so, is there a difference in weevil seed consumption between meadow and riparian zone thistles?
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