Male sternal pheromone glands in Acanthosomatid shield bugs from Britain

Abstract

Pheromone glands are present in the abdominal sternites of the pregenital region in the male adults in all British species of Acanthosomatidae. Secretory units are most numerous in the hawthorn bugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale and maternal bugElasmucha grisea, next most numerous in the birch bugElasmostethus interstinctus, and least numerous in the juniper… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01026930

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