Dötterl S1, David A, Boland W, Silberbauer-Gottsberger I, Gottsberger G.
J Chem Ecol. 2012 Dec;38(12):1539-43. doi: 10.1007/s10886-012-0210-y. Epub 2012 Nov 11.Many plants attract their pollinators with floral scents, and these olfactory signals are especially important at night, when visual signals become inefficient. Dynastid scarab beetles are a speciose group of night-active pollinators, and several plants pollinated by these insects have methoxylated aromatic compounds in their scents. However, there is a large gap in our knowledge regarding the compounds responsible for beetle attraction. Read More