Cantharidin analogues and their attractancy for ceretopogonid flies (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)

@article{Frenzel2005CantharidinAA,
  title={Cantharidin analogues and their attractancy for ceretopogonid flies (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)},
  author={M. C. Frenzel and Konrad Dettner and Dyann F Wirth and Jill S. Waibel and Willhelm Boland},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={2005},
  volume={48},
  pages={106-111}
}
Several ceratopogonid flies are attracted to cantharidin and ingest it from both cantharidin-baits and from meloid beetles, one of the few known natural sources for cantharidin. Because meloids are absent in northern Bavaria, and certain canthariphilous flies of the genusAtrichopogon are temporarily associated with certain plants (Apiaceae, Aristolochiaceae), it was suggested that canthariphilous ceratopogonids might be generally attracted by chemically similar plant-derived compounds. At first… CONTINUE READING