Epicuticular Hydrocarbon Variation in Drosophila mojavensis Cluster Species

  title={Epicuticular Hydrocarbon Variation in Drosophila mojavensis Cluster Species},
  author={William J. Etges and Larry L. Jackson},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
Epicuticular hydrocarbon variation was investigated among the three species of the Drosophila mojavensis cluster (D. mojavensis, D. arizonae, and D. navojoa) within the large D. repleta group. Because these hydrocarbons serve as contact pheromones in adult D. mojavensis, the chemical characteristics and differences in hydrocarbon profiles in populations of these three sibling species were further investigated. Twenty-seven hydrocarbon components with chain lengths ranging from C28 to C40… CONTINUE READING