Use of volatiles of Aristolochia chilensis (Aristolochiaceae) in host searching by fourth-instar larvae and adults of Battus polydamas archidamas (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae: Troidini).

@article{Pinto2009UseOV,
  title={Use of volatiles of Aristolochia chilensis (Aristolochiaceae) in host searching by fourth-instar larvae and adults of Battus polydamas archidamas (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae: Troidini).},
  author={C. F. Pinto and A. J. Troncoso and A. Urz{\'u}a and H. Niemeyer},
  journal={European Journal of Entomology},
  year={2009},
  volume={106},
  pages={63-68}
}
  • C. F. Pinto, A. J. Troncoso, +1 author H. Niemeyer
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • European Journal of Entomology
  • Papilionid butterflies of the tribe Troidini are specialists on plants of the family Aristolochiaceae. The role of plant vola- tiles in host recognition by adult and larval stages of these insects remains unknown. We used Battus polydamas archidamas (Papili- onidae: Troidini) and its host-plant, Aristolochia chilensis (Aristolochiaceae), to study: (i) the olfactory and electrophysiological responses of adults to headspace volatiles of the host-plant, (ii) the chemical composition of the… CONTINUE READING
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