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Predation by Megaponera foetens (Fabr.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on termites in the Nigerian southern Guinea Savanna
SummaryAt Mokwa, in the Nigerian southern Guinea Savanna, Macrotermitinae are the only recorded prey of the obligate termite predator, Megaponera foetens. The main prey species is MacrotermesExpand
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Development of a monitoring trap for the olive fly, Dacus oleae (Gmelin) (Diptera: Tephritidae), using a component of its sex pheromone as lure
A major component of the sex pheromone of Dacus oleae (Gmel.) has recently been identified as a spiroacetal. The use of this compound as a lure for use in the development of a monitoring trap forExpand
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Alkylpyrazines in ponerine ants: Their presence in three genera, and caste specific behavioural responses to them in Odontomachus troglodytes
Abstract Alkylpyrazines were found in the mandibular gland secretions of three Ethiopian ponerine ants. The major components in Odontomachus troglodytes were 2,6-dimethyl-3-n-butyl- andExpand
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Foraging, recruitment and predation by Decamorium uelense (Sanstchi) (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) on termites in Southern Guinea Savanna, Nigeria
SummaryThe myrmicine ant Decamorium uelense is a predator of small termites which feed inside their food sources of roots and plant debris. The ant uses a specialized recruitment regime to secure itsExpand
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The use of kairomones by Megaponera foetens (Fab.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the detection of its termite prey
Scout ants of the obligate termite predator, Megaponera foetens, respond to cues in fresh soil sheeting laid down by foraging termites by returning to their nests laying a recruitment trail.Expand
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Chemical control of insect behaviour
The recent advances in the understanding of the role of pheromones in insect communication are reviewed. The importance of multicomponent systems is emphasized and the origin, ratios and behaviouralExpand
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Termite predation byMegaponera foetens (FAB.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Termite predation by the ponerine ant,Megaponera foetens, is coordinated by chemicals from at least two glands. Columns of ants are guided to termite foraging areas by pheromones originating from theExpand
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A multicomponent mandibular gland secretion in the ponerine ant Bothroponera soror (Emery)
Abstract The ponerine and Bothroponera soror has a complex mandibular gland secretion in which certain individual components release different behavioural responses. 2-undecanone releases alertingExpand
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A comparative analysis of mandibular gland secretions in the ant tribe tetramoriini
Abstract Chemical analysis of the mandibular gland secretion of seven ant species in the tribe Tetramoriini showed that 3-octanone was the major component in Tetramorium sericeiventre (70%), T.Expand
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Chemical crypsis in predatory ants
The repellent responses of worker termites to ants are determined by the exocrine gland secretions of the latter. Specialized termite predators produce non-repellent aliphatic alcohols as the majorExpand
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