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Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 17, Issue 10, pp 2035–2042 | Cite as

Evidence for presence and nature of female sex pheromone ofBrithys crini fabricius (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

  • R. Kou
  • Y. S. Chow
  • S. Takahashi
  • R. Yamaoka
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Abstract

The existence of a female sex pheromone of the noctuid mothBrithys crini Fabricius was confirmed in both laboratory bioassay and field tests. Crude extracts and airborne volatiles from females were analyzed by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry and the data compared with authentic compounds. The primary sex pheromonal compound was Z11-16: Ald. Scanning electron microscopy showed that the external surface of the sex pheromone gland was covered with folds that might increase the sex pheromone evaporation area.

Key Words

Sex pheromone (Z)-11-hexadecenal Brithys crini Lepidoptera Noctuidae 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Kou
    • 1
  • Y. S. Chow
    • 1
  • S. Takahashi
    • 2
  • R. Yamaoka
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of ZoologyAcademia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Pesticide Research Institute Faculty of AgricultureKyoto universityKyotoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Applied BiologyKyoto Institute of TechnologyKyotoJapan

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