Host finding by odor in the myrmecophilic beetle Atemeles pubicollis bris. (Staphylinidae)

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Abstract

The beetle Atemeles publicollis orients to the odor of its host ants by positive anemotaxis and osmoclinotaxis. The chemical response changes with age of the beetles. After hatching they are attracted by Myrmica odors, and, after hibernating, by Formica odors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-758
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume166
Issue number3906
StatePublished - 1969
Externally publishedYes

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Staphylinidae
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Host finding by odor in the myrmecophilic beetle Atemeles pubicollis bris. (Staphylinidae). / Hoelldobler, Berthold.

In: Science, Vol. 166, No. 3906, 1969, p. 757-758.

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