Trail Pheromones: Responses of the Texas Leafcutting Ant, Atta texana to Select Halo- and Cyanopyrrole-2-Aldehydes, Ketones, and Esters

  • Authors: Sonnet, P. E.; Moser, John C.
  • Publication Year: 1973
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Environmental Entomology 2(5): 851–854

Abstract

Several halo- and cyanopyrroles related to the trail pheromone of Atta texana (Buckley), were prepared and tested by a faster and more sensitive bioassay that was previously available. Responsiveness of the ants in descending order to these compounds, based on the substituent in the number two position, is: esters, methyl ketones, aldehydes. Slight activity was observed when the nitrogen atom of the pyrrole ring was alkylated.

  • Citation: Sonnet, P. E.; Moser, John C. 1973. Trail Pheromones: Responses of the Texas Leafcutting Ant, Atta texana to Select Halo- and Cyanopyrrole-2-Aldehydes, Ketones, and Esters. Environmental Entomology 2(5): 851–854
  • Posted Date: April 25, 2006
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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