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Sequestration of defensive substances from plants by Lepidoptera.
  • R. Nishida
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Annual review of entomology
  • 2002
A number of aposematic butterfly and diurnal moth species sequester unpalatable or toxic substances from their host plants rather than manufacturing their own defensive substances. Despite a greatExpand
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Scheloribatid Mites as the Source of Pumiliotoxins in Dendrobatid Frogs†
The strawberry poison frog Dendrobates pumilio (Anura: Dendrobatidae) and related poison frogs contain a variety of dendrobatid alkaloids that are considered to be sequestered through the consumptionExpand
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Methyl Eugenol: Its Occurrence, Distribution, and Role in Nature, Especially in Relation to Insect Behavior and Pollination
Abstract This review discusses the occurrence and distribution (within a plant) of methyl eugenol in different plant species (> 450) from 80 families spanning many plant orders, as well as variousExpand
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Ecological significance of male attractant in the defence and mating strategies of the fruit fly, Bactrocera papayae
After being acclimatized to feeding on fruit flies, the Asian house gecko, Hemidactylus frenatus Duméril & Bibron (Gekkonidae:Squamata), consumed fewer methyl eugenol (ME) fed male fruit flies,Expand
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Mutual Reproductive Benefits Between a Wild Orchid, Bulbophyllum patens, and Bactrocera Fruit Flies via a Floral Synomone
The solitary flower of Bulbophyllum patens selectively attracts male fruit flies of several Bactrocera species with a specific fragrance in the rain forest of Malaysia. It temporarily traps fliesExpand
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Oviposition stimulants of aCitrus-feeding swallowtail butterfly,Papilio xuthus L
A methanolic extract ofCitrus unshiu induces oviposition by females of aCitrus-feeding swallowtail butterfly,Papilio xuthus L. The chemical factors responsible for stimulating oviposition wereExpand
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Sequestration of plant secondary compounds by butterflies and moths
SummaryA number of aposematic butterfly and moth species sequester toxic substances from their host plants. Some of these insects can detect the toxic compounds during food assessment. Some pipevineExpand
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Accumulation of phenylpropanoids in the rectal glands of males of the Oriental fruit fly,Dacus dorsalis
Two phenylpropanoid compounds, 2-allyl-4,5-dimethoxyphenol(II) and coniferyl alcohol(III), were characterized from body tissue of wild males of the Oriental fruit fly,Dacus dorsalis. These compoundsExpand
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Ecological adaptation of an Aristolochiaceae-feeding swallowtail butterfly,Atrophaneura alcinous, to aristolochic acids
Seven analogs of aristolochic acids (I, II, III, B, C, D, and E) were isolated from the leaves ofAristolochia debilis and characterized as the larval feeding stimulants of an Aristolochiaceae-feedingExpand
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