, Volume 33, Issue 11, pp 1423-1424

(Z)-9-tetradecen-1-ol and (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetate: A potent attractant system for maleSesamia cretica Led. (Lep., Noctuidae)

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Summary

Field studies have shown that a combination of (Z)-9-tetradecenol with (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetate is an effective attractant for maleSesamia cretica Led., a pest of sorghum crops. These studies also indicated that the most effective composition is 75∶25 (alcohol:acetate).

We thank Dr E. Berio for the insect determination.