Host plant selection by a monophagous herbivore is not mediated by quantitative changes in unique plant chemistry : Agonopterix alstroemeriana and Conium maculatum

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Castells, Eva; Berenbaum, M.R.;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s11829-008-9032-9
  • Subject: Terpenes | Agonopterix alstroemeriana | Conium maculatum | Lepidoptera | Oviposition | Host plant selection | Apiaceae | Piperidine alkaloids | Specialization | Oecophoridae
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | fungi | parasitic diseases

Host plant selection by ovipositing females is a key process determining the success of phytophagous insects. In oligophagous lepidopterans, host-specific plant secondary chemicals are expected to be dominant factors governing oviposition behavior; distinctive compounds... View more
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