Sex pheromone in the ant Xenomyrmex floridanus

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Abstract

During nuptial flights males of the ant Xenomyrmex floridanus are chemically attracted to females. The female sex pheromone is produced in the poison gland and in addition to being an attractant releases copulatory behaviour in males. This is the first proof of an occurrence and source of a female sex pheromone in an ant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1497-1499
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Insect Physiology
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1971
Externally publishedYes

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Sex pheromone in the ant Xenomyrmex floridanus. / Hoelldobler, Berthold.

In: Journal of Insect Physiology, Vol. 17, No. 8, 1971, p. 1497-1499.

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