Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 19, Issue 8, pp 1597–1606 | Cite as

Structure-activity relationship of synthetic pheromone components in sex communication of click beetles (Coleoptera, Elateridae)

  • K. Siirde
  • K. LÄÄts
  • A. Erm
  • A. Kogerman
  • I. Kudryavtsev
  • V. Ismailov
  • V. Pristavko
Article

Abstract

It has been shown earlier that various geranyl and (E,E)-farnesyl esters are major components of natural sex pheromones of click beetles,Agriotes. In addition, some isomeric terpene esters have an inhibiting or synergistic influence upon the sex communication of some species ofAgriotes. In this paper the influence of synthetic terpene esters in pheromone compositions on the sex communication of differentAgriotes species occurring in different climatic zones has been studied. The relationship between the biological activity of sex attractants and their chemical structure has been established.

Key Words

Synthetic sex attractant geranyl and farnesyl esters Agriotes Coleoptera Elateridae click beetles structure-activity relationship 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Siirde
    • 1
  • K. LÄÄts
    • 1
  • A. Erm
    • 1
  • A. Kogerman
    • 1
  • I. Kudryavtsev
    • 1
  • V. Ismailov
    • 2
  • V. Pristavko
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of ChemistryEstonian Academy of SciencesTallinnEstonia
  2. 2.North-Caucasian Research Institute of PhytopathologyKrasnodarRussia
  3. 3.Byelorussian Research Institute of Plant ProtectionMinskByelorussia

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