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Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 267–276 | Cite as

Field attraction ofAgrotis segetum males in four european countries to mixtures containing three homologous acetates

  • Heinrich Arn
  • Peter Esbjerg
  • Robert Bues
  • Miklós Tóth
  • Gábor Szöcs
  • Patrick Guerin
  • Stefan Rauscher
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Abstract

(Z)-5-Decenyl, (Z)-7-dodecenyl, and (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetate were tested as single compounds and blends for field attraction to the turnip moth in Denmark, France, Hungary, and Switzerland. Best attraction was obtained when all three components were present. Attractants for other noctuids are described, e.g.,Meristis trigrammica, Hoplodrina alsines, Erastria trabealis, Euxoa nigricans, Axylia putris, andAutographa gamma, which were caught with some of the components and their blends.

Key words

(Z)-5-Decenyl acetate (Z)-7-dodecenyl acetate (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetate sex attractant sex pheromone moth Agrotis (Scotia) segetum Meristis trigrammica Hoplodrina alsines Erastria trabealis Euxoa nigricans Lepidoptera Noctuidae 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinrich Arn
    • 1
  • Peter Esbjerg
    • 2
  • Robert Bues
    • 3
  • Miklós Tóth
    • 4
  • Gábor Szöcs
    • 4
  • Patrick Guerin
    • 1
  • Stefan Rauscher
    • 1
  1. 1.Swiss Federal Research StationWädenswilSwitzerland
  2. 2.National Research Centre for Plant ProtectionLyngbyDenmark
  3. 3.Station de Zoologie INRAMontfavetFrance
  4. 4.Research Institute for Plant ProtectionBudapestHungary

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