Chemical composition of anal droplets of the eusocial gall-inducing thrips Kladothrips intermedius

The eusocial Acacia gall-inducing thrips Kladothrips intermedius (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripinae) secretes defensive anal droplets when threatened. In addition to harmful substances, droplets of other thysanopteran species are known to contain semiochemicals such as alarm pheromones and/or repellents against enemies. Both Kl. intermedius larval stages and… CONTINUE READING