Developmental and Geographical Variation in the Chemical Defense of the Walkingstick Insect Anisomorpha buprestoides

@article{Dossey2008DevelopmentalAG,
  title={Developmental and Geographical Variation in the Chemical Defense of the Walkingstick Insect Anisomorpha buprestoides},
  author={Aaron T. Dossey and Spencer S. Walse and Arthur S. Edison},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={34},
  pages={584-590}
}
Anisomorpha buprestoides, a walkingstick common in the southeastern United States, sprays chemicals that irritate and repel threatening insects, birds, or mammals. The active chemical in this substance was initially identified as a monoterpene dialdehyde. This compound can be present in several stereoisomeric forms, and subsequent studies have revealed that A. buprestoides produces at least three diastereomers: anisomorphal, dolichodial, and peruphasmal. However, no inquiry has been made to… Expand
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