Alan R. Jutsum

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The major component of the trail pheromone of the South American leaf-cutting ant,Atta sexdens rubropilosa Forel, is 3-ethyl-2,5-dimethylpyrazine (II). Methyl and ethyl phenylacetate and methyl 4-methylpyrrole-2-carboxylate (I), which is the major component of the trail pheromone ofA. texana (Buckley) andA. cephalotes (L.), were also identified and may be(More)
1 - Sexual brood and adults were taken from laboratory colonies ofAcromyrmex octospinosus (Reich) for observation and analysis. 2 - The reproductive castes were much larger than the workers. 3 - A sex difference in lipid metabolism was found between the reproductive castes, adult gynes possessing seven times the amount of lipid found in males. 4 - Starved(More)
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