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Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 369–376 | Cite as

Sex pheromone components of the variegated leafroller moth,Platynota flavedana

  • A. S. Hill
  • R. T. Cardé
  • W. M. Bode
  • W. L. Roelofs
Article

Abstract

Female tip extracts of the variegated leafroller moth,Platynota flavedana (Clemens), were analyzed and found to contain a mixture of (E)-11-tetradecen-1-ol and (Z)-11-tetradecen-1-ol (9∶1), as well as a mixture of (E)-11-tetradecenyl acetate and (Z)-11-tetradecenyl acetate (2-3∶1). Small amounts of tetradecen-1-ol and tetradecyl acetate probably are also present. In the field, a mixture of the two alcohols (84∶16,E∶Z ratio) attracted significantly more male moths of this species than any other mixture tested. The data indicate that the acetates are probably not used as pheromone components.

Key words

sex pheromone sex attractant Platynota flavedana variegated leafroller moth Platynota idaeusalis tufted apple bud moth (E)-11-tetradecen-1-ol (Z)-11-tetradecen-1-ol (E)-11-tetradecenyl acetate (Z)-11-tetradecenyl acetate 

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© Plenum Publishing Corp 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Hill
    • 1
  • R. T. Cardé
    • 1
  • W. M. Bode
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. L. Roelofs
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyNew York State Agricultural Experiment StationGeneva
  2. 2.Fruit Research LaboratoryThe Pennsylvania State UniversityBiglerville

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