Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 217–230 | Cite as

Attraction of tortricid moths of subfamily olethreutinae to field traps baited with dodecadienes

  • M. D. Chisholm
  • D. W. Reed
  • E. W. Underhill
  • P. Palaniswamy
  • J. W. Wong


All four geometrical isomers of 7,9- and 8,10-dodecadienes with acetate, alcohol, and aldehyde functional groups were synthesized and field tested. The field survey produced sex attractant lures for 14 insect species. Species in the generaCydia, Grapholita, Eucosma, Pelochrista, Petrova, Phenta, Hedya, and Pseudosciaphila were captured. Defined lures were developed for some of the species captured. Gas chromatographie retention times for all geometrical isomers of 7,9- and 8,10-dodecadienes with acetate, alcohol, and aldehyde functional groups are reported. A study of the isomerization of 8,10-dodecadienyl acetates and aldehydes impregnated in rubber septa is reported.

Key words

Sex attractant Lepidoptera Tortricidae Olethreutinae 8,10-dodecadienes 7,9-dodecadienes field trapping 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. D. Chisholm
    • 1
  • D. W. Reed
    • 1
  • E. W. Underhill
    • 1
  • P. Palaniswamy
    • 1
  • J. W. Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research Council of CanadaPlant Biotechnology InstituteSaskatoonCanada

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