Multiple Sex Pheromones of the Mealworm Beetle, Tenebrio molitor L.

@article{Happ1969MultipleSP,
  title={Multiple Sex Pheromones of the Mealworm Beetle, Tenebrio molitor L.},
  author={George M. Happ},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1969},
  volume={222},
  pages={180-181}
}
AMONG insects known to use a sex pheromone, it is most common for one sex to respond to the chemical signal produced by the opposite sex1. Yet in some species, apparently both sexes respond to the pheromone2,3, and recently it has been shown, in a few cases at least, that the two sexes may produce distinct pheromones4,5. Tenebrio molitor has previously been regarded as a classic case: females excite and attract males by means of a sex pheromone6,7. There are several pheromones which mediate the… CONTINUE READING

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