Data from: How to fight multiple enemies: target-specific chemical defences in an aposematic moth

Bibiana Rojas, Emily Burdfield-Steel, Hannu Pakkanen, Kaisa Suisto, Michael Maczka, Stefan Schulz & Johanna Mappes
Animals have evolved different defensive strategies to survive predation, among which chemical defences are particularly widespread and diverse. Here we investigate the function of chemical defence diversity, hypothesising that such diversity has evolved as a response to multiple enemies. The aposematic wood tiger moth (Arctia plantaginis) displays conspicuous hindwing colouration and secretes two distinct defensive fluids, from their thoracic glands and abdomen. We presented fluids from lab-reared moths to two biologically relevant predators, birds and...
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