Plant (Asclepias) - insect (Oncopeltus) chemical relationship

Sean Stephen Duffey
The association of the Large Milkweed Bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus Dallas, with, a potentially poisonous Asclepiad, Asclepias, has been investigated to determine the fate of sequestered cardiac glycosides in this insect and to investigate the possibility that these compounds and/or odorous and volatile alkyl secretions of this insect may be serving as (an) anti-predator device(s). Nineteen species of Asclepias from diverse parts of North America have been shown to contain cardiac glycosides. Evidence is also given...
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