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John Alcock of Arizona State University in Tempe, who studies mating-system evolution, wonders whether a female butterfly controls emission of the anti-aphrodisiac she receives.
Gilbert at the University of Texas at Austin suggested that males of a Heliconius butterfly also create anti-aphrodisiacs.
Among the compounds they found almost exclusively in the male genital region was cis-vaccenyl acetate (cVA), which has long been known to work as an anti-aphrodisiac in fruit flies when transferred to females during mating.