A male gift to its partner? Cyanogenic glycosides in the spermatophore of longwing butterflies (Heliconius)

@article{Cardoso2006AMG,
  title={A male gift to its partner? Cyanogenic glycosides in the spermatophore of longwing butterflies (Heliconius)},
  author={M. Cardoso and L. Gilbert},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2006},
  volume={94},
  pages={39-42}
}
Males of several insect species transfer nuptial gifts to females during mating, typically in the form of a protein-rich spermatophore. In chemically defended species, males could potentially enhance such a gift with chemicals that help protect the female, her eggs, or both. This was shown for lepidopteran species that accumulate pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Most Heliconius butterflies are presumably protected from predators by virtue of de novo synthesized and/or sequestered cyanogenic glycosides… Expand
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