Soyasaponins as feeding stimulants to the oriental clouded yellow larva, Colias erate poliographus (Lepidoptera: Pieridae)

Kazuhiro Matsuda, Masatoshi Kaneko, Katsuhiro Kusaka, Takashi Shishido, Yoshio Tamaki

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    Abstract

    Feeding stimulation of soyasaponins on oriental clouded yellow larva, Colias erate poliographus, which feeds on Leguminosae, was investigated. Soyasaponin Bb showed strong feeding stimulation, and Ba and Bc exhibited moderate activity. HPLC analysis of soyasaponins revealed that the content of soyaspaonin Bb was considerably higher than those of Ba and Bc. These results indicated that soyasaponin Bb acts mainly as a feeding stimulant in the host selection of soybean by oriental clouded yellow larvae. The role of soyasaponins in the host selection of oriental clouded yellow larva is discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)255-258
    Number of pages4
    JournalApplied Entomology and Zoology
    Volume33
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1998 May

    Keywords

    • Colias erate poliographus
    • Feeding stimulants
    • Oriental clouded yellow larva
    • Soyasaponin Bb

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Insect Science

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