Geranyl acetate and 2-decen-1-ol in the cephalic secretion of the solitary wasp Sceliphron caementarium (Sphecidae; Hymenoptera)

A. Hefetz, Suzanne W.T. Batra

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Abstract

The cephalic secretion of Sceliphron caementarium contains a mixture of geranyl acetate and 2-decen-1-ol; the latter has not been described previously in arthropod secretions. The secretion is orally emitted when the wasps are handled, and may serve in defense or alternatively as an aid in roosting aggregation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1138-1139
Number of pages2
JournalExperientia
Volume35
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1979
Externally publishedYes

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