Inquiline Roach Responds to Trail-Marking Substance of Leaf-Cutting Ants

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Science  06 Mar 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3610, pp. 1048-1049
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3610.1048


Nymphs and females of the roach inquiline, Attaphila fungicola W. M. Wheeler, respond to odor-trail substances of Atta texana (Buckley) and Trachymyrmex septentrionalis (McCook). The ants are more sensitive than raoches to the pheromone.