In selecting its host plant an insect may use a variety of senses: smell and taste, vision and touch. Probably all of these are used by most insects at some stage in the host-selection process, although, at any one stage, one sense may predominate. In this chapter we describe the physiological bases of sensory perception, concentrating on those aspects that are particularly important in host-plant selection.


Visual Pigment Optic Lobe Maxillary Palp Retinula Cell Olfactory Sensilla 


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