xylem feeding insects??

Nancy Harrison nanharrison at delphi.com
Sun Jun 4 09:10:46 EST 1995

Jeremy - what the heck would xylem-feeders feed on, if there is
only water going up?  Of course, I have read that sugar maples
send sap up the xylem in winter/spring, but never found a
really good botanical reference for this.  And it seems
unlikely that at that time of year any critters would be about
sucking on vessel elements!  This is interesting - I will
follow any further developments!   - Nan in Calif

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