, Volume 87, Issue 7, pp 320-322

A trail pheromone component of the ant Mayriella overbecki Viehmeyer (Formicidae: Myrmicinae)

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Abstract

 The myrmicine ant Mayriella overbecki lays recruitment trails during foraging and nest emigrations. The trail pheromone originates from the poison gland. From ten identified components of the poison gland secretions only methyl 6-methylsalicylate 1 elicited trail following behavior.

Received: 6 April 2000 / Accepted in revised form: 6 June 2000