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

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Kühbandner, Stephan ; Hacker, K. ; Niedermayer, S. ; Steidle, J. L. M. ; Ruther, Joachim
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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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