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The male abdominal glands of Leucophaea maderae: chemical identification of the volatile secretion and sex pheromone function

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In Leucophaea maderae, male calling behavior involves the release of a sex pheromone from the abdominal sternal glands. An extract of sternal glands attracted conspecific females over a distance. The compounds present were identified as hydroxy-3-butan-2-one, (2R, 3R)-butanediol, senecioic acid, and (E)-2-octenoic acid. The same components are also present in male tergal glands. The identified compounds were tested on their own and in mixtures. Their biological function is discussed.

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hal-00450910 , version 1 (27-01-2010)

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Jean-Pierre Farine, Daniel Sirugue, Dehbia Abed-Vieillard, Claude Everaerts, Jean-Luc Le Quere, et al.. The male abdominal glands of Leucophaea maderae: chemical identification of the volatile secretion and sex pheromone function. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 2007, 33 (2), pp.405-15. ⟨10.1007/s10886-006-9224-7⟩. ⟨hal-00450910⟩
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