Behavioral and chemosensory responses to a host recognition cue by larvae of Pieris rapae

@article{Miles2004BehavioralAC,
  title={Behavioral and chemosensory responses to a host recognition cue by larvae of Pieris rapae},
  author={Carol I Miles and Marta L. del Campo and J. Alan A. Renwick},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2004},
  volume={191},
  pages={147-155}
}
Larvae of the cabbage white Pieris rapae are specialists on plants belonging to the family Brassicaceae (Cruciferae). Adult females have been shown to use the glucosinolate gluconasturtiin (phenylethylglucosinolate) as a recognition cue for cruciferous plants, so they can identify an appropriate host for oviposition (Huang and Renwick in J Chem Ecol 20:1025–1037, 1994). Here, we report our results from a study of the role of this glucosinolate in feeding preferences of P. rapae larvae. The… 

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