The synergistic effect of phenolic compounds on polyphagous herbivore Euproctis chrysorrhoea (L.) (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae)

Abstract : 

This study aims at putting forward the co-effects of secondary compounds on total food consumption, the amount of pupal lipid and protein, weight of pupae and development time in the last larval stage of Euproctis chrysorrhoea. A non-choice feeding experiment was applied with a total of 14 foods. While the total food consumption of the larvae feeding on food with tannic and gallic acid increased, the total food consumption of the larvae feeding on food with p-coumaric acid decreased. The total food consumption of the larvae feeding on food with a double concentration of gallic and p-coumaric acid increased, yet the total food consumption of the larvae feeding on food with a double concentration of tannic and p-coumaric acid decreased. While the pupal weight decreased when the food contained gallic and p-coumaric acid, it increased when the food contained tannic acid. It decreased in all double concentrations. Pupal lipit and protein amounts decreased in the food where the secondary compounds were found in triple combinations. The longest evolution time was observed in the larvae feeding on the food that contained the double combination of gallic and tannic acid.


Keyword : 

Euproctis chrysorrhoea, secondary compounds, artificial diet.


Author(s) : , O. Yanar, E. F. Topkara
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