Compensatory Feeding in Danaus plexippus ( Lepidoptera : Nymphalidae ) in Response to Variation in Host Plant Quality

@inproceedings{LAVOIE2004CompensatoryFI,
  title={Compensatory Feeding in Danaus plexippus ( Lepidoptera : Nymphalidae ) in Response to Variation in Host Plant Quality},
  author={BETHANN LAVOIE and Karen S. Oberhauser},
  year={2004}
}
Because plant nitrogen content varies within and between plants, insects must often compensate for low nitrogen levels by consuming more or suffer decreased performance. To test the effects of varying nitrogen content and plant characteristics that are affected by nitrogen content on monarch butterßy (Danaus plexippus L.) growth and development, we applied high and low nitrogen fertilizer treatments to commonmilkweed grown in a glasshouse. High nitrogen fertilization resulted in increased leaf… CONTINUE READING
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