Please let’s use the term host repertoire in place of host range for parasitoids
Shaw, Mark R
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In the context of reviewing possible effects of environmental change on insect–plant interactions, Braga and Janz (2021) suggested the use of “host repertoire” in place of “host range”. This resonated so strongly with me for host–parasitoid interactions that I am quite annoyed that I hadn’t proposed it in any of the things I have written on host associations myself, including on concepts of speciation (e.g. Shaw 1994, 2003, 2017)! However, it is never too late to fall in line, and I strongly commend the terminology “host repertoire” now.