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

By Robert K. Vander Meer; Michael D. Breed et al. | Go to book overview

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

EDITED BY
Robert K. Vander Meer,
Michael D. Breed, Karl E. Espelie,
and Mark L. Winston

Westview Press
A Member of the Perseus Books Group

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

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword vii
  • Literature Cited viii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Part One Introduction: Sources and Secretions 1
  • 1: Pheromone Communication in Social Insects: Sources and Secretions 3
  • Introduction 3
  • Concluding Remarks 25
  • Acknowledgements 25
  • References 25
  • 2: The Cuticle and Cuticular Hydrocarbons of Insects: Structure, Function, and Biochemistry 34
  • 2: The Cuticle and Cuticular Hydrocarbons of Insects 34
  • Concluding Remarks 49
  • Concluding Remarks 49
  • Acknowledgments 49
  • Part Two Nestmate Recognition in Social Insects 55
  • 3: Chemical Cues in Kin Recognition: Criteria for Identification, Experimental Approaches, and the Honey Bee as an Example 57
  • Introduction 57
  • Literature Cited 71
  • 4: Nestmate Recognition in Ants 79
  • 5: Nest and Nestmate Discrimination in Independent-Founding Paper Wasps 104
  • 5: Nest and Nestmate Discrimination in Independent-Founding Paper Wasps 104
  • Conclusions 119
  • References Cited 121
  • 6: Nestmate Recognition in Termites 126
  • Conclusion 145
  • References 145
  • Part Three Social Insect Releaser Pheromones 157
  • 7: Pheromone Directed Behavior in Ants 159
  • Introduction 159
  • Conclusion 182
  • References Cited 182
  • 8: Releaser Pheromones in Termites 193
  • Conclusion 208
  • Acknowledgments 208
  • References Cited 209
  • 9: Chemical Communication in Social Wasps 216
  • References Cited 230
  • 10: Exocrine Glands and Their Products in Non-Apis Bees: Chemical, Functional and Evolutionary Perspectives 236
  • 10: Exocrine Glands and Their Products in Non-Apis Bees 236
  • Conclusions 251
  • References 252
  • 11: Mass Action in Honey Bees 257
  • References Cited 285
  • Part Four Social Insect Primer Pheromones 291
  • 12: Primer Pheromones in Ants 293
  • Introduction 293
  • Concluding Remarks 308
  • Acknowledgements 309
  • Literature Cited 310
  • 13: Primer Pheromones and Possible Soldier Caste Influence on the Evolution of Sociality in Lower Termites 314
  • Acknowledgment 326
  • References Cited 326
  • 14: Royal Flavors 331
  • Conclusions 340
  • Acknowledgments 340
  • References Cited 341
  • Contributors 345
  • Author Index 347
  • Taxonomic Index 353
  • Subject Index 358
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