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Experientia

, Volume 32, Issue 12, pp 1535–1537 | Cite as

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids inDanaus plexippus L. andDanaus chrysippus L.

  • J. A. Edgar
  • P. A. Cockrum
  • J. L. Frahn
Biologica

Summary

Danaus plexippus L. andDanaus chrysippus L. have been found to store pyrrolizidine alkaloids obtained from adult food plants and it is suggested that the alkaloids contribute to the unpalatability of the butterflies to potential predators.

Keywords

Alkaloid Food Plant Potential Predator Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid Pyrrolizidine 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Edgar
    • 1
  • P. A. Cockrum
    • 1
  • J. L. Frahn
    • 1
  1. 1.CSIRO Division of Animal HealthAnimal Health Research LaboratoryParkvilleAustralia

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