Contents

7.1 Introduction 147

7.2 Material and Methods 149

7.2.1 Plant Surfaces and Other Substrates 149

7.2.2 Model Insect Species and Experiments 149

7.3 Results 150

7.3.1 Pruinose Plant Surfaces 150

7.3.2 Adhesive Pads of the Beetle Chrysolina Fastuosa 150

7.3.3 Pad Contamination 150

7.4 Discussion 155

7.4.1 Contaminating Effect of Crystalline Epicuticular Waxes on

Insect Attachment Devices 155

7.4.2 Dependence of Pad Contamination on Wax Micromorphology 158

Acknowledgments 160

References 160

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