A Novel Long-Chained Acetate in the Defensive Secretion of Thrips

@article{Tschuch2005ANL,
  title={A Novel Long-Chained Acetate in the Defensive Secretion of Thrips},
  author={Gunther Tschuch and Peter Lindemann and Anja Niesen and Ren{\'e} Csuk and Gerald B. Moritz},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={31},
  pages={1555-1565}
}
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 previously known to occur naturally. This substance occurred together with octadecyl acetate and other long-chained acetates. The eicosadienyl acetate repels ants and spreads on the surface of such potential predators. The mixture can provide a long-lasting surface coating.