Rejection of host plant by larvae of cabbage butterfly: Diet-dependent sensitivity to an antifeedant

@article{Renwick1995RejectionOH,
  title={Rejection of host plant by larvae of cabbage butterfly: Diet-dependent sensitivity to an antifeedant},
  author={J. Alan A. Renwick and Xin Pei Huang},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={1995},
  volume={21},
  pages={465-475}
}
Garden nasturtium,Tropaeolum majus (Tropaeolaceae), is an acceptable host plant for the cabbage butterfly,Pieris rapae. Eggs are readily laid on the plant and hatching larvae feed and develop into normal pupae and adults. However, when second- to fifth-instar larvae were transferred from cabbage to nasturtium, they refused to feed and starved to death. Similar results were obtained when larvae were transferred from other host plants to nasturtium. However, larvae that were reared on nasturtium… CONTINUE READING
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