Data from: Poison and alarm: the Asian hornet Vespa velutina uses sting venom volatiles as alarm pheromone

Ya-Nan Cheng, Ping Wen, Shi-Hao Dong, Ken Tan & James C. Nieh
In colonial organisms, alarm pheromones can provide a key fitness advantage by enhancing colony defense and warning of danger. Learning which species use alarm pheromone and the key compounds involved therefore enhances our understanding of how this important signal has evolved. However, our knowledge of alarm pheromones is more limited in the social wasps and hornets as compared to the social bees and ants. Vespa velutina is an economically important and widespread hornet predator that...
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