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The Honeybee as Pharmacophorus Insect

König, Bernd

Entomologia Generalis Volume 14 Number 2 (1988), p. 145 - 148

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published: Dec 1, 1988

DOI: 10.1127/entom.gen/14/1988/145

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Recently appeared an excellent review upon "insects pharmacophagously utilizing defensive plant chemicals (pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA)) (Boppré 1986) dealing predominantly with Lepidoptera and emphasizing both aspects of gaining protection by the PA against insectivorous animals as well as the use of them as pheromone precursors and as growth determinants alike.


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