Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 14, Issue 9, pp 1727–1736

Hagen's gland morphology and chemical content analysis for three species of parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)

  • Howard J. Williams
  • Marianne Wong
  • Robert A. Wharton
  • S. Bradleigh Vinson
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01014640

Cite this article as:
Williams, H.J., Wong, M., Wharton, R.A. et al. J Chem Ecol (1988) 14: 1727. doi:10.1007/BF01014640

Abstract

The morphology and chemical content analysis of Hagen's glands of the braconid waspsBiosteres longicaudatus, B. tryoni, andB. arisanus were shown to be useful taxonomic markers.B. longicaudatus glands contain two components tentatively identified as (3aα,5β,6aα)-5-butyltetrahydro-furo[3,2-b]furan-2(3H)-one and a corresponding 5-hexyl derivative, whileB. tryoni glands contained dodecan-4-olide andB. arisanus glands contained ethyl octanoate, ethylZ-4-octenoate, and octan-4-olide.

Key words

Biosteres longicaudatusBiosteries tryoniBiosteres arisanusHymenopteraBraconidaeHagen's glandethyl octanoateethyl octenoateoctan-4-olidedodecan-4-olide(3aα,5β,6aα)-5-butyltetrahydrofuro[3,2-b]furan-2(3H)-one(3aα,5β,6aα)-5-hexyltetrahydrofuro[3,2-b]furan-2(3H)-one

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard J. Williams
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marianne Wong
    • 2
  • Robert A. Wharton
    • 2
  • S. Bradleigh Vinson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTexas A&M UniversityCollege Station
  2. 2.Department of EntomologyTexas A&M UniversityCollege Station