Aristolochic acids affect the feeding behaviour and development of Battus polydamas archidamas larvae (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae: Troidini)

@article{Pinto2009AristolochicAA,
  title={Aristolochic acids affect the feeding behaviour and development of Battus polydamas archidamas larvae (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae: Troidini)},
  author={C. F. Pinto and Alejandra J. Troncoso and A. Urz{\'u}a and H. M. Niemeyer},
  journal={European Journal of Endocrinology},
  year={2009},
  volume={106},
  pages={357-361}
}
  • C. F. Pinto, Alejandra J. Troncoso, +1 author H. M. Niemeyer
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • European Journal of Endocrinology
  • The feeding behaviour of specialist butterflies may be affected by the mechanical and chemical characteristics of the tis- sues of their host-plants. Larvae of the butterfly, Battus polydamas archidamas feed only on Aristolochia chilensis, which contains aristolochic acids. We studied the oviposition pattern of adults and the foraging of larvae of B. polydamas archidamas over time in relation to variations in hardness of the substrate and concentration of aristolochic acids in different plant… CONTINUE READING
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