|Adolf Butenandt biology
Adolf Butenandt discovered the first pheromone to be described chemically. Earlier entomologists had recognized stimulating chemicals affecting insects, but almost all animals produce chemical signals, for many purposes inducing aggregation, expressing alarm, claiming ownership, marking a trail or area, triggering a change in behavior or development, communicating or promoting sexual readiness.
The female silkworm moth releases bombykol to attract mates. What improves survival of the species can also be used against them. Bombykol lures and bombykol decoys protect mulberry trees from wild silkmoths.
Hard to say
It’s hard to say why I hesitate. I used to think I was so smart. Nothing’s changed but everything’s different.