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Chemical Ecology of the Heteroptera
Subjects discussed include defense (defensive secretions and aggregation pheromones), reproduction, reproduction, and migration.
Chemical Communication in the True Bugs and Parasitoid Exploitation
Scattered behavioral, morphological, and chemical evidence suggests that attract-ant pheromones are widespread in the advanced terrestrial infraorders of Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha and Pentatomomorspha (Aldrich, 1988a, 1988b).
Attractant for a Beneficial Insect and Its Parasitoids: Pheromone of the Predatory Spined Soldier Bug, Podisus maculiventris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
This is the first artificial long-range pheromone for a member of the true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) and the first such pheram for a nonsocial predaceous insect.
Stimulatory Beetle Volatiles for the Asian Longhorned Beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky)
Two male-specific beetle volatiles were found that elicited strong gas chromatographic-electroantennographic responses from both sexes of Asian longhorned beetle adults, Anoplophora glabripennis. The
Olfactory reception of potential pheromones and plant odors by tarnished plant bug,Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae)
Olfactory receptors on TPB antennae responsive to insect and host-plant volatiles that are likely to play a role in host finding and sexual attraction are revealed.
Bacteria in the Gut of Southern Green Stink Bug (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
Elimination of bacteria from the gut, by using the antibiotic kanamicin, did not affect nymphal developmental time or cause mortality, but it did cause reduced weight at adult emergence.
Pheromones and colonization: reassessment of the milkweed bug migration model (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae: Lygaeinae)
It is proposed that the concept of the oogenesis-flight syndrome for these kinds of insects should accommodate the role of males in the migration process, and the hypothesis is presented that male-produced pheromones play a significant role in guiding colonization of new habitats in many heteropteran species.
Identification and attractiveness of a major pheromone component for nearctic Euschistus spp. stink bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
Tests in Maryland demonstrated that parasitic tachinid flies use the Euschistus unsaturated methyl-ester as a host-finding kairomone, and it is not yet clear what role minor volatile components of EusChistus play in reproductive isolation.
Methyl 2,4,6-decatrienoates Attract Stink Bugs and Tachinid Parasitoids
The first captures of adult and nymph BMSBs are reported and data verifying that the tachinid, Euclytia flava (Townsend), exploits methyl (E,Z,Z)-2,4,6-decatrienoate as a kairomone are presented, which indicates there are Heteroptera in North America in addition to Thyanta spp.
Semiochemistry of the Goldeneyed Lacewing Chrysopa oculata: Attraction of Males to a Male-Produced Pheromone
(1R,2S,5R,8R)-iridodial (or its enantiomer) is now identified as a male-produced male aggregation pheromone for Co. oculata, the first phersomone identified for lacewings.