Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships / Edition 1

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Large parts of the continents are covered by a green blanket of living plants. From an insect's point of view this green blanket is not uniform, but consists of a mosaic of resources of variable quality and with various levels of noxious secondary compounds. It is the challenge of phytophagous insects to orientate and reproduce within this mosaic of resources and among hostile competitors and natural enemies. The International Symposia on Insect-Plant Relationships (SIP) provides fora where scientists from different fields (mainly in biology and chemistry) meet and discuss the most recent findings which contribute to our understanding of the complex interactions between plants and insects. The meetings seek to unravel basic mechanisms as well as applied aspects. It is recognized that human activities now have major influence on virtually all the world's ecosystems, and a better understanding of the dynamics of insect-plant interactions may be useful for development of new crop protection strategies and for coping with the threatening loss of biodiversity. The 11th International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships (SIP11), held on August 4-10, 2001, in Helsingor, Denmark, followed the tradition of previous SIP meetings and covered topics of different levels from chemistry, physiology, and ethology to ecology, genetics, and evolution of insect-plant relationships. The present volume includes a representative selection of fully refereed papers as well as a complete list of all the contributions which were presented at the meeting. Reviews of selected topics as well as original experimental data are included. The book provides valuable information for students and research workers interested in chemical and biological aspects of interactions between individuals and populations of different organisms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402008900
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/31/2003
  • Series: Series Entomologica, #57
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Encoding of plant odour information in insects: peripheral and central mechanisms 1
How do herbivorous insects cope with noxious secondary plant compounds in their diet? 15
Flavonoids from cabbage are feeding stimulants for diamondback moth larvae additional to glucosinolates: Chemoreception and behaviour 27
The chemical world of crucivores: lures, treats and traps 35
The role of pollen odour in the attraction of pollen beetles to oilseed rape flowers 43
Insect feeding deterrent activity of lignans and related phenylpropanoids with a methylenedioxyphenyl (piperonyl) structure moiety 51
Host specificity and host recognition in a chemically-defended herbivore, the tenthredinid sawfly Rhadinoceraea nodicornis 61
Effects of age, sex, and dietary history on response to cucurbitacin in Acalymma vittatum 69
Incidence of apple fruit and leaf surface metabolites on Cydia pomonella oviposition 79
The role of sinigrin in host plant recognition by aphids during initial plant penetration 89
Within species variation in host plant quality and movement behavior of Lygus regulipennis nymphs 95
Xylem ingestion by winged aphids 103
The effect of different plant nutrient regimes on the aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae growing on petunia 109
Performance of pine looper Bupalus piniarius larvae under population build-up conditions 117
Interactive effects of leaf maturation and phenolics on consumption and growth of a geometrid moth 125
Aphid response to elevated ozone and Co[subscript 2] 137
The effect of ozone fumigation and different Brassica rapa lines on the feeding behaviour of Pieris brassicae larvae 143
Host plant derived feeding deterrence towards ants in the turnip sawfly Athalia rosae 153
Qualification of grassland habitats based on their Orthoptera assemblages in the Koszeg Mountains (W-Hungary) 159
Insect-plant interactions on a planet of weeds 165
Induction of plant responses to oviposition and feeding by herbivorous arthropods: a comparison 181
Larval feeding experience influences adult predator acceptance of chemically defended prey 193
Do fecal shields provide physical protection to larvae of the tortoise beetles Plagiometriona flavescens and Stolas chalybea against natural enemies? 203
Host plant use of Phyllotreta nemorum: do coadapted gene complexes play a role? 207
Evolution of insect-plant relationships: chemical constraints, coadaptation, and concordance of insect/plant traits 217
Conclusion 237
Index of authors 241
General index 242
Listing of oral and poster presentation from SIP11 247
List of registered participants 256
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