Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 65–70 | Cite as

Sex attractant of the alfalfa looperAutographa californica and the celery looperAnagrapha falcifera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

  • L. I. Butler
  • J. E. Halfhill
  • L. M. McDonough
  • B. A. Butt
Article

Abstract

In field tests, traps baited with a combination of (Z)-7-dodecen-1-ol acetate (previously proposed to be the sex pheromone ofA. californica) and (Z)-7-dodecen-1-ol formate caught about 100 times as many males as (Z)-7-dodecen-1-ol acetate did alone. Highest catches of males were obtained with traps baited with 0.5 mg of (Z)-7-dodecen-1-ol acetate and 0.1 mg of (Z)-7-dodecen-1-ol formate impregnated on red rubber sleeve stoppers. The celery looper,Anagrapha falcifera, was also caught in traps baited with a combination of these two chemicals.

Key words

sex pheromone sex attractant Autographa californica Anagrapha falcifera alfalfa looper celery looper attractant Synergist Z-7-dodecen-1-ol acetate Z-7-dodecen-1-ol formate 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. I. Butler
    • 1
  • J. E. Halfhill
    • 1
  • L. M. McDonough
    • 1
  • B. A. Butt
    • 1
  1. 1.Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory Agricultural Research ServiceUSDAYakima

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