Identification and Distribution of Oviposition Stimulants for Monarch Butterflies in Hosts and Nonhosts

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Flavonol glycosides that act as oviposition stimulants for monarch butterflies were surveyed from a range of asclepiad hosts and some nonhosts. Major stimulants also were identified as quercetin-3-O-(2″-O-β-xylosyl)-β-D-galactoside and quercetin-3-O-β-D-galactoside from Asclepias syriaca and A. incarnata, respectively. The flavonol glycosides in A… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1022377618562

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@article{Haribal2004IdentificationAD, title={Identification and Distribution of Oviposition Stimulants for Monarch Butterflies in Hosts and Nonhosts}, author={Meena M. Haribal and J. Alan A. Renwick}, journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology}, year={2004}, volume={24}, pages={891-904} }