October 8, 2019     

When laying their eggs, tobacco hawkmoths avoid plants that smell of caterpillar feces

An olfactory co-receptor allows moths to avoid intraspecific competition (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, October 2019) more »


August 2, 2019

Caterpillars of the peppered moth perceive color through their skin to match their body color to the background

Twig-mimicking caterpillars change their color depending on the background and move to color-matching backgrounds (Communications Biology, August 2019) more »


July 18, 2019

A dysfunctional odorant co-receptor renders hawkmoths incapable of foraging, but not ovipositing

CRISPR-Cas9 provides a new tool for a comprehensive analysis of moth olfaction for studying interactions between insects and plants (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, July 2019) more »


July 1, 2019

The chemical language of plants depends on context

Environmental conditions and the genetic makeup of individual plants influence the response of insects to the plant volatile organic compound linalool (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, July 2019) more »