Flight enhances juvenile hormone inactivation inDanaus plexippus plexippus L. (Lepidoptera: Danaidae)
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- Lessman, C.A. & Herman, W.S. Experientia (1981) 37: 599. doi:10.1007/BF01990072
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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.