Experientia

, Volume 47, Issue 9, pp 980–984

Unique sex chromosome mediated behavioral response specificity of hybrid male European corn borer moths

  • T. J. Glover
  • M. G. Campbell
  • C. E. LinnJr
  • W. L. Roelofs
Research Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF01929897

Cite this article as:
Glover, T.J., Campbell, M.G., Linn, C.E. et al. Experientia (1991) 47: 980. doi:10.1007/BF01929897

Abstract

Unlike the narrow response windows exhibited by the parent races, hybrid male European corn borers resulting from crosses of the E and Z races respond to a wide range of sex pheromone blends. The F1 response profile consists of some individuals that respond to both the Z pheromone and the 65∶35 E/Z blend produced by F1 females. Some F1 males fail to respond to any blend and some do not respond as broadly as others. The hybrid male populations, however, are not tuned optimally to the pheromone blend produced by F1 females and there is no coupling of F1 blend production and response.

Key words

European corn borer Ostrinia nubilalis sex pheromone polymorphism interracial hybrids F1 male-response profiles flight tunnel 

Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Glover
    • 1
  • M. G. Campbell
    • 1
  • C. E. LinnJr
    • 1
  • W. L. Roelofs
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment StationCornell UniversityGenevaUSA