Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Foraging Behavior of the Blue Morpho and Other Tropical Butterflies: The Chemical and Electrophysiological Basis of Olfactory Preferences and the Role of Color

Table 2

Chemical volatile compounds collected from fermented banana and the presence (+) of EAD-responses to these compounds in various appendages of Blue Morpho butterfly (Morpho helenor).

Number in Figure 4Volatile compoundAntennaMid-legProboscisLabial palpForeleg

12-Methylpropyl acetate++++
2Ethyl butanoate+++++
3Butyl acetate++++
41-Methylbutyl acetate+++++
53-methylbutyl acetate++++
6Isobutyl isobutyrate++++
7Butyl butanoate++++
8Hexyl acetate++++
91-Methylhexyl acetate++++
10Butyl 3-methylbutanoate++++
11Pentyl pentanoate+++++
12Ethyl 2-methylpropanoate+
13Propyl acetate+
14Isopentyl formate+
15Hexenyl acetate+

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