Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 10, Issue 11, pp 1597–1601 | Cite as

Relative kairomonal activities of 2-acylcyclohexane-1,3-diones in eliciting oviposition behavior from parasiteNemeritis canescens (Grav.)

  • A. Mudd
  • J. H. H. Walters
  • S. A. Corbet
Article

Abstract

The relative activities of sixteen 2-acylcyclohexane-1,3-diones from the larval mandibular glands ofEphestia (=Anagasta) kuehniella Zeller in causing the parasiteNemeritis (=Venturia) canescens (Grav.) to make oviposition movements are reported.

Key words

Kairomone 2-acylcyclohexane-1,3-diones ovipositionEphestia kuehniella Zeller [syn.Anagasta kuehniella (Zeller)] Lepidoptera Pyralidae Nemeritis canenscens (Grav.) [syn.Venturia canescens (Grav.)] Hymenoptera Ichneumonidae 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Mudd
    • 1
  • J. H. H. Walters
    • 1
  • S. A. Corbet
    • 2
  1. 1.Rothamsled Experimental StationHarpendenEngland
  2. 2.Department of Applied BiologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeEngland

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