Feeding preferences of eastern spruce budworm larvae in two-choice tests with extracts of mature foliage and with pure amino acids

@article{Albert1988FeedingPO,
  title={Feeding preferences of eastern spruce budworm larvae in two-choice tests with extracts of mature foliage and with pure amino acids},
  author={Paul J. Albert and S. Parisella},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={1988},
  volume={14},
  pages={1649-1656}
}
The feeding preferences and feeding rates of eastern spruce budworm on extracts from mature foliage normally avoided by larvae indicate that the chemical composition of four major host plants does not account for this avoidance. Other factors such as the degree of lignification and/or moisture content of the older foliage may play a more important role. Of 14 amino acids tested, alanine, lysine, proline, and serine stimulated feeding. The interactions of amino acids and sucrose were studied… CONTINUE READING