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Associations of mutillid wasps (Hymenoptera, Mutillidae) with eusocial insects
Summary: The larvae of mutillid wasps are parasitoids of insect host stages which are not actively feeding and are enclosed in some sort of package (cell, cocoon, puparium). The literature dealingExpand
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Modeling vibration and sound production in insects with nonresonant stridulatory organs
Using a simple model for a nonresonant stridulatory organ, the intensities and shapes of the vibrations produced and the radiated sound were calculated. To test the results, the stridulation of femalExpand
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Male Pheromones Influence the Mating Behavior of Echinothrips americanus
Two dibasic esters, the dimethyl ester of hexanedioic acid (dimethyl adipate, DBE-6) and the dimethyl ester of pentanedioic acid (dimethyl glutarate, DBE-5) were found in head-thorax extracts of maleExpand
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A Novel Long-Chained Acetate in the Defensive Secretion of Thrips
Defensive secretions of adult and larval Suocerathrips linguis (Phlaeothripidae, Thysanoptera) were found to contain a long-chained acetate, (11Z)-11,19-eicosadienyl acetate, that was not previouslyExpand
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An Unexpected Mixture of Substances in the Defensive Secretions of the Tubuliferan Thrips, Callococcithrips fuscipennis (Moulton)
Adults and larvae of the thrips Callococcithrips fuscipennis (Moulton) (Thysanoptera: Tubulifera: Phlaeothripidae) live in the sticky wax masses of adult females of the felt scale insect CallococcusExpand
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Terminal double bonds in the alkenes and acetates of defensive secretion from the thrips Suocerathrips linguis Mound & Marullo, 1994 (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae)
Defensive secretions of adult males and females of the subsocial thrips Suocerathrips linguis were examined using gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS). The samples contained six long-chainExpand
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ABSTRACT The stridulatory organs of male and female Mutillid wasps are similar and occur between their 3rd and 4th abdominal tergites. The three investigated species, Smicromyrme rufipes, DasylabrisExpand
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Synthesis of a natural insect repellent isolated from thrips
Abstract A convenient, high yield procedure for the synthesis of (11Z)-11,19-eicosadienyl acetate ( 1 ) has been developed. This compound shows strong repellent activity against ants.
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