Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp 549–561 | Cite as

Isolation and tentative identification of lineatin, a pheromone from the frass ofTrypodendron lineatum (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)

  • John G. Macconnell
  • John H. Borden
  • Robert M. Silverstein
  • Eveline Stokkink


An attractant compound was isolated from frass produced byTrypodendron lineatum female beetles boring in Douglas fir. The proposed structure is one of two isomeric tricyclic acetals, to which the trivial name lineatin is assigned.

Key words

Trypodendron lineatum lineatin pheromone attractant tricyclic acetal Scolytidae aggregation pheromone ambrosia beetle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John G. Macconnell
    • 1
  • John H. Borden
    • 2
  • Robert M. Silverstein
    • 1
  • Eveline Stokkink
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryState University of New York, College of Environmental Science and ForestrySyracuse
  2. 2.Pestology Centre, Department of Biological SciencesSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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