Title: Chemical secretions of the "crazy ant" Paratrechina longicomis (Hymenoptera : Formicidae)
Authors: Morgan, E. David ×
Jackson, Brian D.
Billen, Johan #
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Calif state univ
Series Title: Sociobiology vol:46 issue:2 pages:299-304
Abstract: The Dufour glands of P. longicornis contain a group of simple 2-ketones and alkanes, typical of the Dufour glands of many formicine ants. The principal component of the secretion was 2-tridecanone, followed by undecane, 2-pentadecanone and tridecane, with traces of decane, 2-dodecanone, 2-tetradecanone, ethyl phenylacetate and butyl phenylacetate. The venom gland contained, as expected, formic acid. The mandibular glands contained very small amounts of 2,6-dimethylpyrazine, trimethylpyrazine, 3-ethyl-4-methylpentan-1-ol (but not found in all samples), and 4,5-dihydroxydecanoic acid gamma-lactone. Ethyl and butyl esters of the common fatty acids were found in heads and abdomens.
ISSN: 0361-6525
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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