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Images on the ISCE website header are generously donated by our membership. If you wish to submit a photograph to be included on the header, please contact the current ISCE webmaster, Rob Mitchell. Please submit your name, the photographer attribution, and the relevance of the photo to chemical ecology.
Megalomyrmex symmetochus
Submitted by Rachelle Adams, University of Copenhagen
Photography: Anders Illum

Megalomyrmex symmetochus emitting her volatile venom alkaloids from her sting. She is a social parasite of the fungus-growing ant Sericomyrmex amabilis.
Photograph of ant
Oncopeltus fasciatus
Photography: Robert Mitchell, University of Arizona

The large milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus sequesters the cardiac glycosides of its milkweed host into a potent defense that is advertised by the bug's bright colors.
Photograph of milkweed bugs
Rosalia funebris
Submitted by Lawrence Hanks, University of Illinois
Photography: Ann Ray, Xavier University

Male and female banded alder borers are strongly attracted to the male-produced aggregation pheromone, (Z)-3-decenyl (E)-2-hexenoate.
Photograph of beetles
Manduca sexta
Submitted by John Hildebrand, University of Arizona
Photography: Charles Hedgcock

The hawk moth Manduca sexta feeds at a flower of Datura wrightii, its primary host in the southwestern USA. Floral and vegetative volatiles produced by Datura are important feeding and oviposition cues for the moth.
Photograph of ant
Vitacea polistiformis
Photography: Jhalendra Rijal, Virginia Tech

Grape root borer males are attracted to a lure baited with the synthetic female-produced pheromone.
Photograph of ant
Danaus plexippus
Photography: Anurag Agrawal, Cornell University

A caterpillar of the monarch butterfly sequesters toxic cardiac glycosides as it feeds on leaves of its milkweed host.
Photograph of ant