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Evidence for the presence of aggregation pheromones in onychiurus armatus (collembola), a pest insect in sugar beet
- JOOSSE, ELS N.G., KOELMAN, T.A.C.M.
- Entomologia experimentalis et applicata 1979 v.26 no.2 pp. 197-201
- Onychiurus armatus, aggregation pheromones, females, insect pests, insect pheromones, insect reproduction, males, molting, sugar beet
- A chemical basis for aggregation phenomena is demonstrated in the collembolan species Onychiurus armatus (Tullb.) Gisin. Sites conditioned by the animals elicit aggregation and can be considered as pheromone sources. Both males and females appear to produce and perceive the aggregation pheromone during the moulting stage. The results contribute to the hypothesis that aggregation promotes the change of meeting of potentially reproducing animals.