, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 597-607

Estimation of single furniture carpet beetle (Anthrenus flavipes LeConte) sex pheromone release by dose-response curve and chromatographic analysis of pentafluorobenzyl derivative of (Z)-3-decenoic acid

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A single-insect aeration apparatus was designed for the study of the pheromone release rate of furniture carpet beetlesAnthrenus flavipes LeConte. Tenax® was selected as the pheromone adsorption agent. The quantity of (Z)-3-decenoic acid (A. flavipes female pheromone) produced per day was estimated by a dose-response curve and bioassay of the collected pheromone. A procedure was established to quantitatively determine the furniture carpet beetle pheromone involving pentafluoro-benzylation of (Z)-3-decenoic acid and subsequent gas chromatographic analysis utilizing flame-ionization and electron-capture detectors.

Coleoptera: Dermestidae. Mention of a commercial or proprietary product in this paper does not constitute a recommendation of this product by the USDA.
Research supported by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison; a cooperative agreement between the University of Wisconsin and USDA SEA; grants from Research Board and School of Life Science of the University of Illinois-Urbana; and by a Grant-in-Aid of Research from Sigma Xi.