A volatile trail pheromone of the leaf-cutting ant, Atta texana

J. H. Tumlinson, J. C. Moser, R. M. Silverstein, R. G. Brownlee, J. M. Ruth

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Abstract

The major volatile trail-marking pheromone of the Texas leaf-cutting ant, Atta texana, was isolated, identified as methyl 4-methylpyrrole-2-carboxylate, and synthesized. The synthesized pheromone elicited strong trail-following responses from workers in the laboratory and the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)809-814
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Insect Physiology
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1972

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Insect Science

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