Chinese mantids gut toxic monarch caterpillars: avoidance of prey defence?

  title={Chinese mantids gut toxic monarch caterpillars: avoidance of prey defence?},
  author={Jamie L. Rafter and A. Agrawal and E. Preisser},
  journal={Ecological Entomology},
  • Jamie L. Rafter, A. Agrawal, E. Preisser
  • Published 2013
  • Biology
  • Ecological Entomology
  • 1. Monarch caterpillars, Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus), feed on milkweed plants in the genus Asclepias and sequester cardenolides as an anti–predator defence. However, some predators are able to consume this otherwise unpalatable prey. 
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