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A danaid mullerian mimic, Euploea core amymone (Cramer) lacking cardenolides in the pupal and adult stages

Author:
MALCOLM, S., ROTHSCHILD, M.
Source:
Biological journal of the Linnean Society 1983 v.19 no.1 pp. 27-33
ISSN:
0024-4066
Subject:
Asclepias curassavica, Danaus plexippus, Nerium oleander, cardenolides, cardiac glycosides, food plants, imagos, pupae
Abstract:
Euploea core amymone, a Mullerian Mimic, when reared on Serium oleander and Asclepias curassavica, stores emetic cardiac glycosides only in the larval stages, and not as pupa and adult. Danaus plexippus erippus. which exhibits less cardioactivity if tested on the isolated rat heart than E. c. amymone, nevertheless stores them at all three stages of development; polar cardenolides not present in its food plant A. curassavica, were found in the pupa and imago.
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644281