Adult secretions of four Japanese Chrysomelinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

Wataru Sugeno, Kazuhiro Matsuda

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    Adult secretions of four Japanese Chrysomelinae, Gastrophysa atrocyanea, Plagiodera versicolora distincta, Chrysomela vigintipunctata costella, and Gastrolina depressa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) were analyzed by TLC, HPLC, NMR and FAB-MS. Three nitropropanoyl isoxazolinone glucosides, 2-[6′-(3″-nitropropanoyl)-β-D-glucopyranosyl]-3-isoxazolin- 5-one (1), 2-[2′,6′-di-(3″-nitropropanoyl)-β-D-glucopyranosyl]- 3-isoxazolin-5-one (3), and 2-[3′,6′-di-(3″-nitropropanoyl)-β-D-glucopyranosyl]- 3-isoxazolin-5-one (4) were found in all species. In addition, two nitropropanoyl glucosides, 1,6-di-(3′-nitropropanoyl)-β-D-glucopyranose (2) and 1,2,6-tri-(3′-nitropropanoyl)-β-D-glucopyranose (5) were also detected from these species. The secretions of the four species and compounds 3 and 5 showed strong deterrent effects against ants (Tetramorium caespitum), whereas compounds 2 and 4 exhibited low activity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)191-197
    Number of pages7
    JournalApplied Entomology and Zoology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2002 Feb


    • Adult secretion
    • Chemical defense
    • Chrysomelinae
    • Isoxazolinone
    • Nitropropanoyl glucoside

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Insect Science


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