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Experientia

, Volume 34, Issue 7, pp 838–839 | Cite as

A sex pheromone from the mandibular glands in bumblebee queens

  • C. G. J. van Honk
  • H. H. W. Velthuis
  • P. -F. Röseler
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Summary

In this paper it is shown that the mandibular glands of young bumblebee queens produce a species-specific sex pheromone. From our results it becomes obvious that the pheromone is a releaser for the mating attempts made by the conspecific males.

Keywords

Mandibular Gland Conspecific Male Mating Attempt Bumblebee Queen 
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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. G. J. van Honk
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. H. W. Velthuis
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. -F. Röseler
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Comparative PhysiologyUtrecht(The Netherlands)
  2. 2.Zoological Institute IIWürzburg(Federal Republic of Germany)

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