Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 17, Issue 8, pp 1517–1527 | Cite as

Ipsenol: an aggregation pheromone forIps latidens (Leconte) (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)

  • Daniel R. Miller
  • John H. Borden
  • G. G. S. King
  • Keith N. Slessor
Article

Abstract

Ipsenol was identified from the frass of male, but not female,Ips latidens from British Columbia, feeding in phloem tissue of lodgepole pine,Pinus contorta var.latifolia. The responses ofJ. latidens to sources of ips-enol andcis-verbenol were determined with multiple-funnel traps in stands of lodgepole pine in British Columbia. Ipsenol attracted both male and femaleI. latidens, verifying that it is a pheromone for this species. MaleI. latidens showed a slight preference for (S)-(−)-ipsenol.cis-Verbenol was not produced by beetles of either sex and, in contrast to an earlier report, both enantiomers inhibited attraction to ipsenol-baited traps. The predators,Enoclerus sphegeus andThanasimus undatulus (Cleridae), were attracted to traps baited withcis-verbenol and ipsenol.

Key Words

Pheromone ipsenol cis-verbenol chirality Ips latidens Coleoptera Scolytidae predator kairomone Enoclerus sphegeus Thanasimus undatulus Cleridae 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel R. Miller
    • 1
  • John H. Borden
    • 1
  • G. G. S. King
    • 2
  • Keith N. Slessor
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesCentre for Pest ManagementCanada
  2. 2.Department of ChemistrySimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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