The importance of sequestered iridoid glycosides as a defense against an ant predator

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We reared larvae ofJunonia coenia Hubner (Nymphalidae) on artificial diets with trace concentrations of iridoid glycosides and on leaf diets with higher concentrations of iridoid glycosides. We offered these caterpillars to predacious ants and observed the effects of the following on predation: diet (artificial vs. leaf), site (ant colonies in dry vs. wet… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02027729

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@article{Dyer1996TheIO, title={The importance of sequestered iridoid glycosides as a defense against an ant predator}, author={Lee A. Dyer and Margaret Bowers}, journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology}, year={1996}, volume={22}, pages={1527-1539} }