Behaviorally mediated contacts between scent organs: Another prerequisite for pheromone production inDanaus chrysippus males (lepidoptera)


Males ofDanaus butterflies possess two binate glandular organs: abdominal hairpencils, which release aphrodisiac pheromones during courtship behavior, and pockets on the hindwings. Between these two types of organs contacts are established behaviorally: the hairpencils are dipped into the alar pockets (Fig. 2). GLC analyses of hairpencil and wing pocket… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00666361


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