5. Olfactory Ecology

  1. Leigh W. Simmons3 and
  2. T. James Ridsdill-Smith4
  1. G. D. Tribe1 and
  2. B. V. Burger2

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342000.ch5

Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles

Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles

How to Cite

Tribe, G. D. and Burger, B. V. (2011) Olfactory Ecology, in Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles (eds L. W. Simmons and T. J. Ridsdill-Smith), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342000.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

  2. 4

    School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute, Private Bag X5017, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa

  2. 2

    Laboratory for Ecological Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333152

Online ISBN: 9781444342000

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Keywords:

  • Olfactory Ecology;
  • Geotrupes auratus;
  • Scarabaeus semipunctatus;
  • Coptorhina klugi;
  • Quercus suber;
  • Thorectes lusitanicus;
  • Strychnos madagascariensis;
  • Pachylomera femoralis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Orientation to dung and other resources

  • Olfactory cues used in mate attraction and mate recognition

  • Chemical composition of Kheper pheromones

  • Kairomones

  • Defensive secretions

  • Conclusions and future directions