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1 February 2010 4-Oxo-Aldehydes from the Dorsal Abdominal Glands of the Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)
Mark F. Feldlaufer, Michael J. Domingue, Kamlesh R. Chauhan, Jeffrey R. Aldrich
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Analyses of the dorsal abdominal glands of fourth- and fifth-instar nymphs of the bed bud, Cimex lectularius L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), indicated the predominant constituents were (E)-2-hexenal and (E)-2-octenal, with lesser amounts of 4-oxo-(E)-2-hexenal and 4-oxo-(E)-2-octenal. The latter two compounds have not been reported previously as occurring in bed bugs. There were no differences in the chemical composition of the dorsal abdominal glands excised from exuviae left behind by either male or female adults, nor from glands excised from fourth-instar exuviae. Because the two oxo-aldehydes made up at least 16% of the gland contents, further study of the functional role of these chemicals seem advisable.

Mark F. Feldlaufer, Michael J. Domingue, Kamlesh R. Chauhan, and Jeffrey R. Aldrich "4-Oxo-Aldehydes from the Dorsal Abdominal Glands of the Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)," Journal of Medical Entomology 47(2), 140-143, (1 February 2010). https://doi.org/10.1603/ME09210
Received: 12 August 2009; Accepted: 1 November 2009; Published: 1 February 2010
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