• John Feltwell
Part of the Series Entomologica book series (SENT, volume 18)


The senses most frequently described in the Large White are visual, olfactory and tactile; these include chemosensory systems such as gustation in the larva and tarsal responses in the imago. Information about the gross morphology of ocelli and ommatidia has been known for a long time, but recent studies have revealed some more intricate details of these organs. Electrophysiological studies on insects and particularly on P. brassicae have only been pursued over the past 10 years or so. Larvae have also been credited with the sense of hearing and imagines with being able to detect changes in barometric pressure, but little work has been carried out in either of these two fields.


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