Cuticular lipid profiles of queens, workers, and males of social waspPolistes metricus say are colony-specific

@article{Layton1994CuticularLP,
  title={Cuticular lipid profiles of queens, workers, and males of social waspPolistes metricus say are colony-specific},
  author={Joy M. Layton and Michael A. Camann and Karl E. Espelie},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={1994},
  volume={20},
  pages={2307-2321}
}
The cuticular lipids ofPolistes metricus queens, workers and males from seven laboratory-maintained colonies were extracted and analyzed by combined gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Males had higher proportions of alkenes (20.5%) in their cuticular lipids than did queens (2.3%) or workers (7.7%). Discriminant analyses of the cuticular lipid profiles of the adult wasps showed that males group separately from females. Additional analyses showed that queens group with their respective workers… CONTINUE READING
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