Experientia

, Volume 37, Issue 6, pp 599–601

Flight enhances juvenile hormone inactivation inDanaus plexippus plexippus L. (Lepidoptera: Danaidae)

Authors

  • C. A. Lessman
    • Department of Population DynamicsJohns Hopkins University
    • Department of Genetics and Cell BiologyUniversity of Minnesota
  • W. S. Herman
    • Department of Population DynamicsJohns Hopkins University
    • Department of Genetics and Cell BiologyUniversity of Minnesota
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01990072

Cite this article as:
Lessman, C.A. & Herman, W.S. Experientia (1981) 37: 599. doi:10.1007/BF01990072

Summary

Adult Monarch butterflies injected with3H-juvenile hormone (JH) showed a significant increase in haemolymph JH metabolites after a 40 min flight compared to unflown controls. In addition, haemolymph enzymatic JH metabolism was shown to increase with thoracic temperature increases previously shown to be associated with flight.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1981