Identification of the major components in the secretion from the rectal pheromone glands of the queensland fruit fliesDacus tryoni andDacus neohumeralis (Diptera: Tephritidae)
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- Bellas, T.E. & Fletcher, B.S. J Chem Ecol (1979) 5: 795. doi:10.1007/BF00986564
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The secretion from the rectal pheromone glands of maleDacus tryoni andDacus neohumeralis is largely a mixture of six aliphatic amides. In order of decreasing quantity these areN-3-methylbutylpropanamide,N-3-methylbutylacetamide,N-(3-methylbutyl-2-methylpropanamide,N-2-methylbutylpropanamide,N-2-methylbutylacetamide, andN-(2-methylbutyl)-2-methylpropanamide. The proportions of the various amides in the two species are similar.