Sex or Food? Appetetive Learning of Sex Odors in a Male Moth

  title={Sex or Food? Appetetive Learning of Sex Odors in a Male Moth},
  author={Elke Hartlieb and Bill S. Hansson and Peter Anderson},
 Moths learn to associate a flower odor with a food reward after a few learning trials. Can a hungry, male moth learn to associate a sex attractant with food instead of with sex? We provided a hungry male with odors of single female sex pheromone components, of the full sex pheromone blend or of a flower odor component as cues in an appetitive learning assay. The male learned the single pheromone components just as well as the flower odor. Learning was, however, severely impaired when the full… CONTINUE READING


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