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Effect of hostplant genotype and predators on iridoid glycoside content of pupae of a specialist insect herbivore, Junonia coenia (Nymphalidae)
Author(s): M. D. Bowers and N. E. Stamp
Journal: Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Pathology
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Asclepias incarnata (Swamp milkweed),
AbstractThe ability of Buckeye butterfly larvae to sequester iridoid glyosides from Plantago lanceolata plants was dependent upon plant genotype. Predator pressure did not influence glycoside levels, but did alter the chemical defenses of butterfly pupae.
Suggested CitationM. D. Bowers and N. E. Stamp. "Effect of hostplant genotype and predators on iridoid glycoside content of pupae of a specialist insect herbivore, Junonia coenia (Nymphalidae)." Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 25.7 (1997): 571-580.