Pheromone

Pheromone

  • 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.