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Monoterpenes and epicuticular waxes help female autumn gum moth differentiate between waxy and glossy Eucalyptus and leaves of different ages

Steinbauer, Martin; Schiestl, Florian; Davies, Noel


The autumn gum moth, Mnesampela privata, is a native Australian species whose preferred host, Eucalyptus globulus (Myrtaceae), is an aromatic evergreen tree that has long-lived waxy leaves during the juvenile phase of growth. We compared the behavioral and antennal responses of female moths to whole leaves (new and old) and samples of foliar chemicals (from new and old leaves) from a typical E. globulus subsp. pseudoglobulus with responses to a glossy, half-sibling E. g. subsp. pseudoglobulus...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Chemical Ecology
DOI: 10.1023/B:JOEC.0000030267.75347.c1


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