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Male sex pheromone in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia longicornis: Chemical and behavioral analyses

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Kurtanovic, Alisa ; Hofferberth, John ; Ruther, Joachim
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The use of sex pheromones for the attraction of potential mating partners is widespread in insects. Species-specificity of these chemical signals is essential, particularly in closely related species with overlapping habitats. In parasitoid wasps of the genus Nasonia, it is the males that produce sex pheromones in their rectal vesicles. The genus consists of four species: N. vitripennis (Nv), N. ...


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