pheromone

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a chemical substance secreted externally by some animals (especially insects) that influences the physiology or behavior of other animals of the same species

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Thus we undertook a series of experiments to determine the mating frequency and the hourly variations of both calling behavior and sex pheromone titer in the sex pheromone glands under different light intensities.
Dispersal of marked and released adults of Lobesia botrana in an isolated vineyard and the effect of synthetic sex pheromone on moth movements.
Instead, they adapted to the new smell over time and now it is an integral part of the species-specific sex pheromone of N.
The method for contact sex pheromone detection was modified from Zhang et al.
The odour makes the difference: male moths attracted by sex pheromones ignore the threat by predatory bats.
Tokyo, Japan, May 26, 2006 - (JCN) - The Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI) has identified the chemical structure of sex pheromone of Staudinger (Cossus insularis), a kind of moth, in collaboration with Shin-Etsu Chemical, and succeeded in artificially synthesizing the sex pheromone.
Scientists have been searching for the insect's sex pheromone for decades but because only a small amount of the compound is emitted, and is very fragile, it has been difficult to keep in a laboratory without it degrading.
2,6-Dichlorophenol has so far been the only verified attractant sex pheromone of the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Say), and acts to bring members of the mating pair together.
The most-overlooked part of this equation is the human sex pheromone, which, when emitted in sufficient quantities, sends subconscious signals about strong health and physical well-being to potential partners of the opposite sex.
This was shown most dramatically with the identification of the sex pheromone of the Asian elephant as (Z)-7-dodecen-1-yl acetate -- a compound previously identified as the sex pheromone of the cabbage looper moth
Normally the female bollworm moth releases a sex pheromone to attract the male moth for mating.
000 known species) and they possess a unique sexual communication system: females attract conspecific males by using a species-specific sex pheromone blend.
They found that PBAN regulates sex pheromone production in female moths.
Yet these caterpillars can sense, and appear to like, the adult sex pheromone of their species, an international team reports September 4 in Nature Communications.