Comparisons of Contact Chemoreception and Food Acceptance by Larvae of Polyphagous Helicoverpa armigera and Oligophagous Bombyx mori

Abstract

We compared food choice and the initial response to deterrent treated diet between fifth instars of Helicoverpa armigera, a polyphagous generalist pest, and Bombyx mori, an oligophagous specialist beneficial. Bombyx mori was more behaviorally sensitive to salicin than to caffeine. The relative sensitivities were reversed for H. armigera, which was tolerant… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10886-013-0303-2

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