Marking pheromones ofAlpinobombus males

@article{Svensson2004MarkingPO,
  title={Marking pheromones ofAlpinobombus males},
  author={Bo G. Svensson and Gunnar Bergstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={603-615}
}
The male marking pheromone blends which emanate from the cephalic part of the labial gland, have been analyzed in four species of the bumble bee genusAlpinobombus, viz.,A. alpinus,A. balteatus, A. hyperboreus, andA. polaris, by combined capillary gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and thin-layer chromatography. In all, 36 specimens were analyzed.A. alpinus andA. polaris, which are similar morphologically, both showed an acetogenic composition of the pheromone blend. The dominant compound… 

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