Research Letter

Defensive secretions of the grain stink bug Macchiademus diplopterus (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae)

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Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 15, No 4 | a651 | DOI: | © 1996 Editorial Office | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 July 1996 | Published: 11 July 1996

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Macchiademus diplopterus is a pest of wheat in South Africa. Large numbers of insects were collected from underneath exfolia­ting bark of Eucalyptus spp. growing near wheat fields in the Western Cape Province during January to March 1995. Volatile substances were collected with charcoal or Ambersorb as trapping agent. The adsorbent and the appropriate controls were eluted sequentially with dichloromethane and benzene.


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