Ultrastructure of the glands producing sex pheromones of the male Nauphoeta cinerea (Insecta, Dictyoptera)

The abdominal glands described here play a decisive role in the typical sexual behavior of Nauphoeta cinerea. Unlike other cockroaches, the males of this species produce two successive chemical signals: the sex pheromone itself, produced by the sternal glands, attracts the female from a distance, and the aphrodisiacs, secreted by the tergal glands, are… CONTINUE READING