Pheromone Communication in Social Insects: Ants, Wasps, Bees, and Termites

Pheromone Communication in Social Insects: Ants, Wasps, Bees, and Termites

by Robert K Vander Meer, Mark L. Winston
     
 

Characteristically, social insects rely heavily on behavioral mechanisms and associated pheromonal chemistry to maintain their sociality and to successfully function as a colony unit. Bringing together for the first time prominent researchers in social insect pheromone communication, including nestmate recognition, this book looks at ants, wasps, bees, and termites

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Characteristically, social insects rely heavily on behavioral mechanisms and associated pheromonal chemistry to maintain their sociality and to successfully function as a colony unit. Bringing together for the first time prominent researchers in social insect pheromone communication, including nestmate recognition, this book looks at ants, wasps, bees, and termites, highlighting areas of convergence and divergence among these groups, and identifying areas that need further investigation. Presenting broad synthetic overviews as well as species-specific studies, the volume will be useful to natural scientists, ecologists, and those interested in pest management, as well as to anyone interested in the fascinating chemically mediated behavioral interactions of social insects.

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Contains papers from two symposia held at the national meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Dallas, Texas, in December 1994, plus other papers, dealing with the chemistry of kin and nestmate recognition in social insects and with pheromonal communication in social insects. Presents biochemical, physiological, anatomical, and behavioral studies in sections on sources and secretions, nestmate recognition in social insects, and social insect releaser and primer pheromones. For natural scientists, ecologists, and those interested in pest management. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813389769
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Westview Studies in Insect Biology Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.09(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

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