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Self-Medication as Adaptive Plasticity: Increased Ingestion of Plant Toxins by Parasitized Caterpillars

Figure 6

Least square mean (±1 SE) consumption of PA-treated or sucrose-treated glass fiber discs over a 24-h period by field-collected G. incorrupta caterpillars according to parasitism status ascertained by post-assay dissection.

Parasitized caterpillars ate more of the PA-treated discs than did unparasitized caterpillars; parasitism did not significantly affect consumption of sucrose-treated discs (see text for statistics).

Figure 6