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Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 59–63 | Cite as

Volatile fatty acids of frass of certain omnivorous insects

  • J. E. McFarlane
  • I. Alli
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Abstract

The frass of the following omnivorous insects reared on natural and artificial diets was analyzed for volatile fatty acids:Blattella germanica, Acheta domesticus, Blaberus discoidalis. Acetic, propionic, isobutyric, butyric, isovaleric, and valeric acids were identified in all frass samples. The possible significance of volatile fatty acids in frass is discussed.

Key words

Volatile fatty acids frass Dictyoptera Orthoptera Blattella germanica Acheta domesticus Blaberus discoidalis 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. McFarlane
    • 1
  • I. Alli
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyMcGill UniversitySte. Anne de BellevueCanada
  2. 2.Departmerit of Agricultural Chemistry and PhysicsMcGill UniversityCanada

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