Studies on the cardenolide sequestration in African milkweed butterflies (Danaidae).

@article{Mebs2005StudiesOT,
  title={Studies on the cardenolide sequestration in African milkweed butterflies (Danaidae).},
  author={D. Mebs and E. Reuss and M. Schneider},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={
          581-4
        }
}
Butterflies of the Danaidae family are considered to be toxic or distasteful due to the presence of cardiac glycosides sequestered from their larval food plants. Alcoholic extracts of specimens of Danaus chrysippus aegyptius and Amauris ochlea ochlea from southern Africa (Namibia, S.-Africa, Mozambique) were analyzed by thin-layer chromatography for these cardenolides. But only 4 of 75 specimens of D. chrysippus aegyptius contained trace amounts, all others including 13 specimens of A. ochlea… Expand
Poor sequestration of toxic host plant cardenolides and their rapid loss in the milkweed butterfly Danaus chrysippus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Danainae: Danaini)
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