Feeding stimulation of strawberry leaf beetle, Galerucella vittaticollis Baly (coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) by quercetin glycosides in polygonaceous plants

Izumi Ohta, Kazuhiro Matsuda, Yoshiharu Matsumoto

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    Abstract

    The feeding response of the strawberry leaf beetle, Galerucella vittaticollis Baly, to quercetin glycosides found widely in polygonaceous plants was investigated. Feeding was stimulated by five quercetin glycosides: avicularin (quercetin 3-arabinoside), hyperoside (quercetin 3-galactoside), isoquercitrin (quercetin 3-glucoside), quercitrin (quercetin 3-rhamnoside) and rutin (quercetin 3-rutinoside), but not by peltatoside (quercetin 3-arabinoglucoside). In a leaf-feeding test with 11 polygonaceous plant species, leaves of Fagopyrum esculentum were fed on most by the beetles. Next in preference order were Rumex japonicus, R. acetosa, Polygonum aviculare, R. obtusifolius, P. Blumei, P. Thunbergii, P. cuspidatum, P. sachalinense, R. acetosella and P. perfoliatum. The feeding stimulants, hyperoside, isoquercitrin, quercitrin and rutin were detected by HPLC and TLC analyses in all these plant species except R. acetosella and P. perfoliatum, which were least preferred by the beetles.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)45-49
    Number of pages5
    JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology
    Volume42
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

    Keywords

    • Feeding stimulant
    • Galerucella vittaticollis
    • Polygonaceae
    • Quercetin glycosides

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Insect Science

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