Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3793

A disagreeable or offensive odor to humans, though such odors may be quite attractive to insects. Such odors are often associated with decaying animals or plant material, but some plants produce fetid odors to attract pollinators.

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