Title

Flight enhances juvenile hormone inactivation in Danaus plexippus plexippus L. (Lepidoptera: Danaidae)

Abstract

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.

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Experientia

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