Chemistry of the anal glands of Bothriomyrmex syrius forel. Olfactory mimetism and temporary social parasitism

H. A. Lloyd, N. R. Schmuff, A. Hefetz

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Abstract

1. 1. The anal gland secretions of Bothriomyrmex syrius Forel workers contain cis-3-dodecenoic acid and small amounts of trans-2-dodecenoic acid and oleic acid. 2. 2. The female secretions consist of 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one and a trace of α-terpineol. 3. 3. The presence of the ketone in the female secretion may explain the success of these ants as temporary social parasites of the Tapinoma ants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology - B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Volume83
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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