Fecundity-reducing pheromone in Argas (Persicargas) arboreus (Ixodoidea: Argasidae).

@article{Khalil1984FecundityreducingPI,
  title={Fecundity-reducing pheromone in Argas (Persicargas) arboreus (Ixodoidea: Argasidae).},
  author={Galila M. Khalil},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={1984},
  volume={88 ( Pt 3)},
  pages={395-402}
}
Fed adult Argas (Persicargas) arboreus produce a fecundity-reducing pheromone which affects all or most females in crowded conditions. Unfed adults and unfed and fed nymphs do not produce this pheromone. The effect of this pheromone is probably additive, increasing with additional crowding of adults. Mechanical disturbance is excluded as the cause of… CONTINUE READING