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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology|
|State||Published - 1986|