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Composition of cuticular lipids in the pteromalid wasp Lariophagus distinguendus is host dependent

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-345704
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.34570
Kühbandner, Stephan ; Hacker, K. ; Niedermayer, S. ; Steidle, J. L. M. ; Ruther, Joachim
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Abstract

The insect cuticle is covered by a thin layer of hydrocarbons not only preventing desiccation but also playing an important role in the sexual communication of several species. In the pteromalid wasp Lariophagus distinguendus, a parasitoid of grain infesting beetles, female cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) elicit male courtship behaviour. We analyzed the CHC profiles of male and female L. ...

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