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Oviposition stimulants for the pipevine swallowtail butterfly, Battus philenor (Papilionidae), from an Aristolochia host plant: Synergism between inositols, aristolochic acids and a monogalactosyl diglyceride

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  • oviposition stimulant
  • synergism
  • aristolochic acids I and II
  • 1,2-dilinolenyl-3-galactosyl-snglycerol
  • D-( + )-pinitol
  • sequoyitol
  • Papilionidae
  • Troidini
  • Battus philenor
  • Aristolochiaceae
  • Aristolochia macrophylla
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  • Kusum Sachdev-Gupta 1
  • Paul P. Feeny 1
  • Maureen Carter 1
  • 1) Section of Ecology and Systematics, Cornell University, Corson Hall, 14853-2701, Ithaca, NY, USA

Aristolochia macrophylla (Lam.) is a major host of the pipevine swallowtail butterfly,Battus philenor (L.), in the eastern United States. The female butterflies use a synergistic mixture of inositols, acids and a lipid as oviposition cues in recognizing this plant on contact. The acids and lipid, all isolated from the Et2O-CHCl3 fraction of an alcoholic extract of fresh foliage, were identified as aristolochic acid I (1), aristolochic acid II (2) and 1,2-[di(9Z,12Z,15Z)-octadeca-9, 12, 15-trienoyl]-3-galactosyl-sn-glycerol (3). Identifications were facilitated by UV, MS (EI and FAB) and NMR (1D and 2D) spectral techniques and by analysis of the hydrolysis products of 3. The active inositols were identified as D-(+)-pinitol, reported previously, and sequoyitol. Though this is apparently the first report of oviposition responses to a diacyl glycerol glycoside by a phytophagous insect, responses to aristolochic acids and sequoyitol have been reported previously for anAristolochia-feeding swallowtail of a different genus in Japan. This indicates substantial evolutionary conservatism in chemical oviposition cues within the tribe Troidini.

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  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - entomology
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  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - invertebres
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  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology ; 3 - Biochemistry
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  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
  • 1 - science ; 2 - biochemistry & molecular biology
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