Proceedings: Animal Sciences

, Volume 97, Issue 1, pp 111–115 | Cite as

Chemical analysis of secretion from the abdominal scent glands ofChrysocoris purpureus (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)

  • C Janaiah
  • S J Leela Kumari
  • P S Rao
  • P Surender


The chemical analysis of the abdominal scent glands ofChrysocoris purpureus Westw, showed the presence oftrans hex-2-enal, n-dodecane,trans hex-2-enyl butyrate and n-octyl acetate. The scent components are metabolically synthesized within the cells of exocrine glands of bugs and are used as defensive in nature. They do not show any correlation with the secondary metabolites of the host plant.


Scent glands Chrysocoris purpureus aliphatic compounds secondary metabolites defensive 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C Janaiah
    • 1
  • S J Leela Kumari
    • 1
  • P S Rao
    • 2
  • P Surender
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyKakatiya UniversityWarangalIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryKakatiya UniversityWarangalIndia

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