Behavioral and electroantennographic responsiveness of adult butterflies of six nymphalid species to food-derived volatiles

  title={Behavioral and electroantennographic responsiveness of adult butterflies of six nymphalid species to food-derived volatiles},
  author={Hisashi {\^O}mura and Keiichi Honda},
While adults of most species of butterflies visit flowers for food (nectar), those of certain species can feed on rotting food (e.g., exuded tree sap and rotting fruits). These food sources considerably differ in odor; flowers emit species-specific scents and rotting-food odors are characterized by fermentation products. To determine whether adult butterflies have different olfactory performances adaptive to their food selections, we examined the following responses of naïve adults of six… 

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