Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 875–881

Field Trapping of Tomato Moth, Tuta absoluta with Pheromone Traps

Authors

  • Miguel Michereff Filho
    • Departamento de Biologia AnimalUniversidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Evaldo F. Vilela
    • Departamento de Biologia AnimalUniversidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Athula B. Attygalle
    • Baker Laboratory, Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyCornell University
  • Jerrold Meinwald
    • Baker Laboratory, Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyCornell University
  • Aleš Svatoš
    • Institute of Organic Chemistry and BiochemistryAcademy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • Gulab N. Jham
    • Departamento de Química UniversidadeFederal de Viçosa
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1005452023847

Cite this article as:
Filho, M.M., Vilela, E.F., Attygalle, A.B. et al. J Chem Ecol (2000) 26: 875. doi:10.1023/A:1005452023847

Abstract

Field evaluations demonstrate that the addition of the minor pheromone component (3E,8Z)-tetradecadien-1-yl acetate to the major component (3E,8Z,11Z)-tetradecatrien-1-yl acetate does not significantly increase the trap catches of Tuta absoluta males in the field. The triene acetate itself is highly attractive, catching about 869 ± 255 males per trap in three consecutive nights. The addition of two isomers of the minor component (3E,8Z)-tetradecadien-1-yl acetate, (3E,11Z)-tetradecadienyl-yl acetate and (8Z,11Z)-tetradecadien-1-yl acetate, to the major component (3E,8Z,11Z)-tetradecatrien-1-yl acetate also did not significantly alter the number of the males caught in the traps.

Field trappingpheromoneLepidopteraGelechiidaeTuta absolutaSouth American tomato mothScrobipalpuloides absoluta

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