Do allelochemicals of Calotropis procera have an effect on the food utilization of Poecilocerus bmtonius (acrididae: Orthoptera)?

@inproceedings{AlOtaibi2008DoAO,
  title={Do allelochemicals of Calotropis procera have an effect on the food utilization of Poecilocerus bmtonius (acrididae: Orthoptera)?},
  author={Saad Aziz Al-Otaibi and Galal A. Elsayed},
  year={2008}
}
Abstract This study compared the nutritional indices in third instar female nymphs of the tropical grasshopper, Poecilocerus bmtonius, after feeding on Calotropis procera or wheat seedling. Analysis of the main and interactive effects of feeding on C. procera indicates that nymph performance was not affected by the cardenolides present in C. procera. The rate of consumption and assimilation on C. procerawas higher when compared with that of wheat seedlings and weight gain of the nymphs on C… CONTINUE READING