Sexual communication in the termite Prorhinotermes simplex (Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae) mediated by a pheromone from female tergal glands

@article{Hanus2009SexualCI,
  title={Sexual communication in the termite Prorhinotermes simplex (Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae) mediated by a pheromone from female tergal glands},
  author={Robert Hanus and Anna Luxov{\'a} and Jan {\vS}obotn{\'i}k and Blanka Kalinov{\'a} and Pavel Jiro{\vs} and Jan Kře{\vc}ek and Thomas Bourguignon and Christian Bordereau},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2009},
  volume={56},
  pages={111-118}
}
We studied the post-flight behavior and sex attraction in imagoes of the termite Prorhinotermes simplex (Rhinotermitidae, Prorhinotermitinae). Pairing is mediated by the secretion from tergal glands, exposed by females in a calling posture and highly attractive to males. Analysis of extracts of these glands by means of gas chromatography with electroantennographic detection indicated a chromatographic area corresponding to an intense physiological response of males. The retention… CONTINUE READING

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