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Keywords: Sting venomClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (4): 645–651.
Published: 15 February 2017
... is native to Asia and has now invaded Europe. Despite growing interest in V. velutina , it was unknown whether it possessed an alarm pheromone. We show that these hornets use sting venom as an alarm pheromone. Sting venom volatiles were strongly attractive to hornet workers and triggered attacks. Two major...