Identification of secretory compounds from the European callipodidan species Apfelbeckia insculpta
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Defensive secretions of the callipodidan species Apfelbeckia insculpta contain a p-cresol as the main component and phenol in traces. This is the first identification of these compounds in a European callipodidan species. The repugnatory glands of A. insculpta are of the spirobolid type and consist of a spherical reservoir, a simple duct, and a valvular cuticular infolding that opens onto the lateral surface of the millipede via a pore.
Keywords:Apfelbeckia insculpta / Callipodida / Defensive secretion / Diplopoda / P-cresol / Phenol
Source:Journal of Chemical Ecology, 2009, 35, 8, 893-895
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