A volatile trail Pheromone of the Leaf-Cutting Ant, Atta Texana

  • Authors: Tumlinson, J. H.; Moser, John C.; Silverstein, R. M.; Brownlee, R. G.; Ruth, J. M.
  • Publication Year: 1972
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Journal of Insect Physiol 18: 809–814

Abstract

The major volatile trail-marking pheromone of the Texas leaf-cutting Ant, Atta texana, was isolated, identified as methyl 4-methylpyrrole-2-carboxylate, and synthesized. The synthesized pheromone elicited strong trail-following response from workers in the laboratory and field.

  • Citation: Tumlinson, J. H.; Moser, John C.; Silverstein, R. M.; Brownlee, R. G.; Ruth, J. M. 1972. A volatile trail Pheromone of the Leaf-Cutting Ant, Atta Texana. Journal of Insect Physiol 18: 809–814
  • Posted Date: April 25, 2006
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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