Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 199–210 | Cite as

Some aspects of oviposition site selection inMonochamus notatus andM. scutellatus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

  • L. J. Dyer
  • W. D. Seabrook


The composition of monoterpene hydrocarbons and water content of freshly felled white pine logs (unattractive toMonochamus for oviposition) was compared to that of the same logs after aging long enough to become attractive toMonochamus. No significant differences were found. Variations between trees was the greatest source of variance in the data. If monoterpenes are used in host selection they are probably used to locate the host species and not to identify logs suitable for oviposition.

Key words

Host selection Monochamus terpenes oviposition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. J. Dyer
    • 1
  • W. D. Seabrook
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology, Division of PhysiologyUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada

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