TITLE

Why female moths find toxic males a turn-on

AUTHOR(S)
Bradley, David
PUB. DATE
December 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;12/14/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1799, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the results of a study of arctiid moth by chemists Jerrold Meinwald and Carl Harris of the Cornell University in New York. Discovery of a sex pheromone called hydroxydanaidal from monocrotaline; Attraction of female moths to the males which emit the most hydroxydanaidal; Correlation between the amount of pheromone which a male emits and the male's supply of the monocrotaline alkaloid.
ACCESSION #
10558625

 

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