Predator Responses to Sequestered Plant Toxins in Buckeye Caterpillars: Are Tritrophic Interactions Locally Variable?

@article{Camara2004PredatorRT,
  title={Predator Responses to Sequestered Plant Toxins in Buckeye Caterpillars: Are Tritrophic Interactions Locally Variable?},
  author={M. Camara},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={2093-2106}
}
  • M. Camara
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Journal of Chemical Ecology
Recent studies demonstrate that generalist insect herbivores may be more subject to predation than specialists and suggest that this pattern is related to the availability and utilization of plant-derived natural products in diets of the latter. This intuitively attractive hypothesis has seldom been tested under natural conditions, however. A well-described plant-insect system, the buckeye butterfly, Junonia coenia, and its iridoid glycoside-containing host plants, was used to test the… Expand

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