Localization of Defensive Chemicals in Two Congeneric Butterflies (Euphydryas, Nymphalidae)

Many insect species sequester compounds acquired from their host plants for defense against natural enemies. The distribution of these compounds is likely to affect both their efficacy as defenses, and their costs. In this study we examined the distribution of sequestered iridoid glycosides (IGs) in two congeneric species of nymphalid butterfly, Euphydryas… CONTINUE READING