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Pyrazine odour makes visually conspicuous prey aversive.

Abstract:

Unpalatable insects frequently adopt multimodal signals to ward off predators, incorporating sounds and odours into their colourful displays. Pyrazine is an odour commonly used in insect warning displays, and has previously been shown to elicit unlearned biases against common warning colours, e.g. yellow and red in naive predators. We designed two experiments to test for similar effects of pyrazine on the conspicuousness of prey, perhaps the most ubiquitous aspect of aposematic coloration. In...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rspb.2000.1344
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society More from this journal
Volume:
268
Issue:
1463
Pages:
159-162
Publication date:
2001-01-01
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
Language:
English
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pubs:244691
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uuid:05cd4025-2686-4d88-926c-e6533be8e1b0
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pubs:244691
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244691
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2013-11-16

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