Oviposition stimulant for the zebra swallowtail butterfly, Eurytides marcellus, from the foliage of pawpaw, Asimina triloba

Abstract

We have isolated a caffeoylcyclohexane-1-carboxylic acid derivative, 3-caffeoyl-muco-quinic acid (3-CmQA), as a contact oviposition stimulant for the zebra swallowtail butterfly, Eruytides marcellus (Papilionidae), from the foliage of its primary host plant, Asimina triloba (Annonaceae). This compound alone was as active in stimulating oviposition by… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s000490050014

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