Suicidal defensive behaviour by frontal gland dehiscence in Globitermes sulphureus Haviland soldiers (Isoptera)

@article{Bordereau1997SuicidalDB,
  title={Suicidal defensive behaviour by frontal gland dehiscence in Globitermes sulphureus Haviland soldiers (Isoptera)},
  author={Christian Bordereau and Alain Robert and V. Van Tuyen and Alexis Peppuy},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={1997},
  volume={44},
  pages={289-297}
}
Globitermes sulphureus is a well-known termite for the suicidal behaviour of the soldiers which liberate a sticky defensive secretion by rupturing their body. We have shown that this secretion is elaborated in a highly transformed frontal gland occupying a large part of the abdomen and the thorax, and not in the salivary glands as had been assumed until now… CONTINUE READING