Corematal function in Utethesia ornatrix: interpretation in the light of data from field-collected males.

Males of the moth Utetheisa ornatrix produce a pheromone, hydroxydanaidal, contained in two brush-like organs, the coremata, which they evert during courtship. Hydroxydanaidal is derived chemically by the males from pyrrolizidine alkaloids that they sequester from their larval food plants. It had be...

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Main Authors: Bezzerides, Alexander., Iyengar, Vikram., Eisner, Thomas.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Published: 2005
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