Professur für Forstzoologie und Entomologie Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i.Br. Professur für Forstzoologie
und Entomologie
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i.Br.


Professur für Forstzoologie
und Entomologie
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität
Freiburg i.Br.
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Biologie von Creatonotos

Boppré M, Schneider D (1989) The biology of Creatonotos (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) with special reference to the androconial system. Zool J Linn Soc 96: 339–356.

The reproductive biology of the arctiid moths Creatonotos transiens and C. gangis exhibits a novel ontogenetic phenomenon, the morphogenesis of male coremata size being directly controlled by the quantity of hostplant-derived pyrrolizidine alkaloids ingested by the lar­vae. In addition, the same alkaloids directly control the quantity of male pheromones syn­thesized and available for deployment by these scent organs. Reproduction in these in­sects thus shows striking linkages between ecological, behavioural, chemical and morpho­logical features. This paper presents an account of the general biology of the moths, and reviews the literature on Creatomotos as a basis for reports on experimental work.

 

PA als Morphogene bei Creatonotos

Taxonomie von Creatonotos