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

@article{Dyer2005TheIO,
  title={The importance of sequestered iridoid glycosides as a defense against an ant predator},
  author={L. Dyer and M. Deane Bowers},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={22},
  pages={1527-1539}
}
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 areas), instar (early vs. late), and time (changes in predation over five days). Diet and site were consistently significant predictors of… Expand
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