Parasitic Wasp, Dinarmus basalis, Utilizes Oviposition-marking Pheromone of Host Azuki Bean Weevils As Host-Recognizing Kairomone

@article{Kumazaki2004ParasiticWD,
  title={Parasitic Wasp, Dinarmus basalis, Utilizes Oviposition-marking Pheromone of Host Azuki Bean Weevils As Host-Recognizing Kairomone},
  author={Motonari Kumazaki and Shigeru Matsuyama and Takahisa Suzuki and Yasumasa Kuwahara and Koichi Fujii},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={26},
  pages={2677-2695}
}
A host-recognizing kairomone responsible for the stinging behavior of the parasitic wasp, Dinarmus basalis, was studied. Fresh azuki beans coated with an acetone extract of the azuki beans, from which both emerged wasps and their host weevils were removed, elicited stinging behavior from female wasps. The kairomone is a mixture of saturated hydrocarbons and diacylglycerols, both of which are required for activity. The kairomone is composed of normal and methyl-branched hydrocarbons with carbon… CONTINUE READING