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Title: Phagostimulants for larvae of the mimosa webworm, Homadaula anisocentra

Author: Peacock, John W.; Fisk, Frank W.;

Date: 1970

Source: Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 63(6): 1755-1762.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: The chemical constituents of honey locust, Gleditsia triacanthos L., leaves were investigated as feeding stimulants for larvae of Homodaula anisocentra Meyrick. A water-soluble fraction evoked a significant feeding response. Several sugars and amino acids were present in this extract, but only sucrose and fructose stimulated feeding significantly; several amino acids stimulated feed-ing to a lesser degree. The presence of other active watersoluble constituents is probable, but none was isolated during this study. A chloroform-soluble fraction from the leaves apparently synergized the activity of sugars and other water-soluble constituents but was relatively inactive itself.

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Peacock, John W.; Fisk, Frank W. 1970. Phagostimulants for larvae of the mimosa webworm, Homadaula anisocentra. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 63(6): 1755-1762.


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