Luring hornets: Scientists unlock sex pheromone of notorious honey bee predator

Biologists have developed a solution for controlling the invasive Asian hornet Vespa velutina based on the insect's natural chemical mating instincts. They deciphered the sex pheromone of the insect and devised a method of luring males into traps baited with synthesized versions of the pheromones. Vespa velutina has recently spread its presence with invasions in Europe and Korea, posing risks to honey bees, humans and related economics.

Luring hornets: Scientists unlock sex pheromone of notorious honey bee predator

Over the past decade, Asian hornets, predatory insects with a widespread and expanding population, have invaded parts of Europe and Korea. Vespa velutina has a growing reputation as a species ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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