Defensive secretions in Callipodella fasciata (Latzel, 1882; Diplopoda, Callipodida, Schizopetalidae).


The small millipede Callipodella fasciata secretes an earthy smell when disturbed. This secretion was obtained by CH(2) Cl(2) extraction from specimens of both sexes and was identified by GC/MS analyses to be composed of p-cresol (96.5%), phenol (3.5%), and p-ethylphenol (traces). This is the first identification of these compounds in an epigean European… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/cbdv.201000377