oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Chemical signals in a stingless bee Trigona (Meliplebeia) denoiti Vachal (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponinae)

Volume 51, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Gas chromatographic and mass spectrometric analyses of the chemical components of the mandibular glands of workers of the South African ground nesting stingless bee Trigona denoiti were undertaken. These revealed an increase in the absolute quantities and the diversity of chemical compounds with age.

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