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    Author(s): John W. Peacock; Frank W. Fisk
    Date: 1970
    Source: Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 63(6): 1755-1762.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The chemical constituents of honey locust, Gleditsia triacanthos L., leaves were investigated as feeding stimulants for larvae of Homodaula anisocentra Meyrick. A water-soluble fraction evoked a significant feeding response. Several sugars and amino acids were present in this extract, but only sucrose and fructose stimulated feeding significantly; several amino acids stimulated feed-ing to a lesser degree. The presence of other active watersoluble constituents is probable, but none was isolated during this study. A chloroform-soluble fraction from the leaves apparently synergized the activity of sugars and other water-soluble constituents but was relatively inactive itself.

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    Peacock, John W.; Fisk, Frank W. 1970. Phagostimulants for larvae of the mimosa webworm, Homadaula anisocentra. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 63(6): 1755-1762.

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