Effects of Floral Scents and Their Dietary Experiences on the Feeding Preference in the Blowfly, Phormia regina

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Maeda, Toru; Tamotsu, Miwako; Yamaoka, Ryohei; Ozaki, Mamiko;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience,volume 9 (issn: 1662-5145, eissn: 1662-5145)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4664696, doi: 10.3389/fnint.2015.00059, doi: 10.3389/fnint.2015.00059/full
  • Subject: feeding preference | Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system | Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry | Neuroscience | RC321-571 | taste | RC346-429 | olfaction | floral scent | experience | fly | appetite | Original Research
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | fungi

AbstractThe flowers of different plant species have diverse scents with varied chemical compositions. Hence, every floral scent does not uniformly affect insect feeding preferences. The blowfly, Phormia regina, is a nectar feeder, and when a fly feeds on flower nectar, ... View more
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