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Host Finding by Odor in the Myrmecophilic Beetle Atemeles pubicollis Bris. (Staphylinidae)

Bert Hölldobler
Science
New Series, Vol. 166, No. 3906 (Nov. 7, 1969), pp. 757-758
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1727801
Page Count: 2
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Abstract

The beetle Atemeles publicollis orients to the odor of its host ants by positive anemotaxis and osmoclinotaxis. The chemical response changes with age of the beetles. After hatching they are attracted by Myrmica odors, and, after hibernating, by Formica odors.

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