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Learning, odour preference and flower foraging in moths.

Abstract:

Floral volatiles play a major role in plant-insect communication. We examined the influence of two volatiles, phenylacetaldehyde and alpha-pinene, on the innate and learnt foraging behaviour of the moth Helicoverpa armigera. In dual-choice wind tunnel tests, adult moths flew upwind towards both volatiles, with a preference for phenylacetaldehyde. When exposure to either of these volatiles was paired with a feeding stimulus (sucrose), all moths preferred the learnt odour in the preference test...

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10.1242/jeb.00733

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Journal:
The Journal of experimental biology
Volume:
207
Issue:
Pt 1
Pages:
87-94
Publication date:
2004-01-05
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EISSN:
1477-9145
ISSN:
0022-0949
URN:
uuid:f59cb05c-84f3-4cff-a7aa-2907d8038874
Source identifiers:
312370
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pubs:312370

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