Experientia

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 342–344

Oviposition stimulants of aCitrus-feeding swallowtail butterfly,Papilio xuthus L

Authors

  • R. Nishida
    • Pesticide Research Institute, Faculty of AgricultureKyoto University
  • T. Ohsugi
    • Pesticide Research Institute, Faculty of AgricultureKyoto University
  • S. Kokubo
    • Pesticide Research Institute, Faculty of AgricultureKyoto University
  • H. Fukami
    • Pesticide Research Institute, Faculty of AgricultureKyoto University
Short Communications

DOI: 10.1007/BF01945578

Cite this article as:
Nishida, R., Ohsugi, T., Kokubo, S. et al. Experientia (1987) 43: 342. doi:10.1007/BF01945578

Summary

A methanolic extract ofCitrus unshiu induces oviposition by females of aCitrus-feeding swallowtail butterfly,Papilio xuthus L. The chemical factors responsible for stimulating oviposition were isolated and characterized as 5-hydroxy-Nω-methyltryptamine, adenosine, vicenin-2, narirutin, hesperidin and rutin. An artificial blend of these six components elicited significant oviposition behavior, apparently identical to that induced by contact with intactCitrus leaves.

Key words

Oviposition stimulanthost selectionbutterflyPapilio xuthusCitrus5-hydroxy-Nω-methyltryptamineadenosineflavonoid

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1987