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Chemical expression of a sexual dimorphism in the tubular scent glands of the milkweed bugOncopeltus fasciatus (Dallas) (Heteroptera; Lygaeidae)

  • D. E. Games
  • B. W. Staddon


Acetate Aldehyde Sexual Dimorphism Scent Gland Chemical Expression 
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Die Metathorakalduftdrüsen der LandwanzeOncopeltus fasciatus erzeugen als Hauptkomponenten ungesättigte aliphatische Acetate und Aldehyde. Die röhrenförmigen Duftdrüsen, die Acetate erzeugen, und das Vorkommen dieser Acetate im Duftsekret sind für die Männchen spezifisch.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. E. Games
    • 1
  • B. W. Staddon
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Chemistry and ZoologyUniversity CollegeCardiff(Wales, UK)

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