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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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SOUND PRODUCTION IN MUTILLID WASPS (MUTILLIDAE, HYMENOPTERA)
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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