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    The major volatile trail-marking pheromone of the Texas leaf-cutting Ant, Atta texana, was isolated, identified as methyl 4-methylpyrrole-2-carboxylate, and synthesized. The synthesized pheromone elicited strong trail-following response from workers in the laboratory and field.

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    Tumlinson, J. H.; Moser, John C.; Silverstein, R. M.; Brownlee, R. G.; Ruth, J. M. 1972. A volatile trail Pheromone of the Leaf-Cutting Ant, Atta Texana. Journal of Insect Physiol 18: 809–814

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