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Insect Pheromones and their Use in Pest Management
Preface. Part One: Pheromones and Behavior P.E. Howse. 1. Insect Semiochemicals and Communication. 2. The Role of Pheromones in Insect Behavior and Ecology. 3. Factors Controlling Responses of… Expand
Identification and synthesis of the major sex pheromone of the olive fly (Dacus oleae)
The major component of the sex pheromone of the olive fly has been shown to be 1,7-dioxaspiro[5.5] undecane (1) and its structure has been confirmed by unambiguous synthesis; field studies have… Expand
Deterrent and insecticidal effects of extracts of pithraj,Aphanamixis polystachya (Meliaceae), againstTribolium castaneum in storage
Laboratory experiments were carried out to investigate the efficacy of seed extracts of pithraj,Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall & Parker), a locally grown plant in Bangladesh, against the red flour… Expand
Mandibular Gland Chemistry of Grass-cutting Ants: Species, Caste, and Colony Variation
The compositions of the alarm pheromones of two species of grass-cutting ant, Atta bisphaerica and A. capiguara, were examined, and caste and colony variations quantified. The pheromones of A.… Expand
Foraging, recruitment and emigration inMegaponera foetens (Fab.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Nigerian Guinea Savanna
SummaryIn southern Guinea Savanna (Nigeria)Megaponera foetens attacks foraging Macrotermitinae. Termites are located by single major workers — “scout ants”. Marking experiments confirmed that the… Expand
Communication between the fungus garden and workers of the leaf‐cutting ant, Atta sexdens rubropilosa, regarding choice of substrate for the fungus
Bait made from orange peel, containing the fungicide cycloheximide, was initially harvested by workers of Atta sexdens rubropilosa (Forel) and incorporated into the fungus garden as substrate for the… Expand
Evaluation of Aphanamixis polystachya as a source of repellents, antifeedants, toxicants and protectants in storage against Tribolium castaneum (Herbst)
Abstract Seed extracts of Aphanamixis polystachya Wall and Parker (pithraj) were evaluated for their repellent, antifeedant and contact toxicity to adults of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst). The crude… Expand
Control of the behaviour of leaf-cutting ants by their ‘symbiotic’ fungus
There is an obligatory relationship between leaf-cutting ants of the generaAtta andAcromyrmex (Hymenoptera; Attini) and the fungus,Attamyces bromatificus Kreisel, for which they provide a substrate… Expand
Evolutionary aspects of ant-fungus interactions in leaf-cutting ants.
Leaf-cutting ants are highly successful herbivores because they are able to use a wide variety of plants as food The workers harvest and process plant material to be used as substrate for a fungus on… Expand
An investigation into the mode of action of the subgenual organ in the termite, Zootermopsis angusticollis Emerson, and in the cockroach, Periplaneta americana L.
- P. Howse
- 1 June 1964
Abstract Action potentials deriving from the tibial subgenual organ have been recorded from the cockroach leg and termite nerve cord preparations. In both insects the response to a vibrational… Expand