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.
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Butler, L.I., Halfhill, J.E., McDonough, L.M. et al. Sex attractant of the alfalfa looperAutographa californica and the celery looperAnagrapha falcifera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J Chem Ecol 3, 65–70 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00988134
- 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