Synergy between visual and olfactory cues in nectar feeding by wild hawkmoths, Manduca sexta

Abstract

We performed field experiments to measure the relative importance of olfactory and visual cues in nectar foraging by wild tobacco hornworm moths, Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, U.S.A. We manipulated flowers of sacred Datura (Datura wrightii; Solanaceae) to experimentally decouple floral scent from visual display… (More)

Topics

6 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@inproceedings{Raguso2005SynergyBV, title={Synergy between visual and olfactory cues in nectar feeding by wild hawkmoths, Manduca sexta}, author={Robert A. Raguso and Mark A. Willis}, year={2005} }