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Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 799–813 | Cite as

C18 Dienes as attractants for eighteen clearwing (Sesiidae), tineid (Tineidae), and choreutid (Choreutidae) moth species

  • V. Būda
  • U. Mäeorg
  • V. Karalius
  • G. H. L. Rothschild
  • S. Kolonistova
  • P. Ivinskis
  • R. Mozūraitis
Article

Abstract

By screening singly and binary mixed 2,13- and 3,13-octadecadien-yl acetates and alcohols (2,13- and 3,13-18: Ac/OH)in Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and the far east of Russia, sex attractants were discovered for 12 Sesiidae, four Tineidae, and one Choreutidae moth species. Males ofSesia yezoensis andBembecia puella as well asNemapogon flavifrons were attracted by mixture ofZ3,Z13-18:Ac/OH in a ratio of 9∶1,Pyropteron sp. n. by the same mixture (ratio 1∶9),Bembecia romanovi andB. zuwandica byZ3,Z13-18:Ac andE3,Z13-18:Ac (9∶1),Synanthedon caucasicum by the same mixture in the opposite ratio (1∶9),B. scopigera by 23,213-18:Ac andE2,Z13-18:OH in a ratio 9∶1,Synasphecia triannuliformis byZ3,Z13-18:OH andE3,Z13-18:OH (9∶1),Similipepsis takizawai andArchimeessia sp. n. byE3,Z13-18:OH andE2,Z13-18:Ac (1∶1),Prochoreutis sechestediana by a mixture ofE3,Z13-18:Ac plusE2,Z13-18:OH (1∶),Microsphecia brosiformis byE3,Z13-18:Ac,Synanthedon conopiformis by the analogous alcohol,Synanthedon scoliaeformis andNemaxera betulinella byE2,Z13-18:Ac,Triaxomera fulvimitrella byZ3,Z13-18:Ac. An analogous alcohol component is essential for the attraction ofB. ichneumoniformis males. Inhibitors forB. romanovi, B. scopigera andB. zuwandica attraction were discovered. Preliminary data on attractants for six other species as well as on the diurnal rhythm of sexual activity of three species are presented. A new method for the stereoselective synthesis of 3,13–18:Ac/OH andE2,Z13-18:Ac/OH is described.

Key Words

Lepidoptera Sesiidae Tineidae Choreutidae (E2,Z13)-octadecadien-1-ol/acetate 3,13-octadecadien-1-ol/acetate isomers stereoselective synthesis sex attractants inhibitors field trapping 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Būda
    • 1
  • U. Mäeorg
    • 2
  • V. Karalius
    • 1
  • G. H. L. Rothschild
    • 3
  • S. Kolonistova
    • 2
  • P. Ivinskis
    • 1
  • R. Mozūraitis
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of EcologyVilniusLithuania
  2. 2.Tartu UniversityTartuEstonia
  3. 3.Australian Centre for International Agricultural ResearchCanberraAustralia

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