- Pheromones are released into the environment by special abdominal glands of insects.
- These are chemicals used by insects and other animals to communicate with each other.
- Insects send these chemical signals to help attract mates, warn others of predators, or find food.
- Pheromones are species-specific may stimulate one gender or all genders.
- Synthetic sex pheromones are used in pheromone traps to monitor target pests in agriculture or in residential areas.