Flight enhances juvenile hormone inactivation in Danaus plexippus plexippus L. (Lepidoptera: Danaidae)
Adult Monarch butterflies injected with3H-juvenile hormone (JH) showed a significant increase in haemolymph JH metabolites after a 40 min flight compared to unflown controls. In addition, haemolymph enzymatic JH metabolism was shown to increase with thoracic temperature increases previously shown to be associated with flight. © 1981 Birkhäuser Verlag.
Lessman, C., & Herman, W. (1981). Flight enhances juvenile hormone inactivation in Danaus plexippus plexippus L. (Lepidoptera: Danaidae). Experientia, 37 (6), 599-601. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01990072