Analysis of the labial gland secretions of the male bumblebee Bombus griseocollis (Hymenoptera: Apidae).

@article{Bertsch2004AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the labial gland secretions of the male bumblebee Bombus griseocollis (Hymenoptera: Apidae).},
  author={Andreas Bertsch and Horst Schweer and Andreas Titze},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 9-10},
  pages={701-7}
}
The labial gland secretions from males of the bumblebee Bombus (Separatobombus) griseocollis De Geer, a bumblebee exhibiting perching behaviour, were analysed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) in the electron impact and positive ion chemical ionization mode. The major compound of the complex mixture of alkenols, acetates, hydrocarbons, wax type esters and steroids is tetradecyl acetate, considerable amounts of hexadecyl, geranyllinaloyl, geranylgeranyl, docosyl, tetracosenyl and… CONTINUE READING
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