Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 245–249 | Cite as

Sex pheromone of the stable fly: Evaluation of methyl- and 1,5-dimethylalkanes as mating stimulants

  • P. E. Sonnet
  • E. C. Uebel
  • R. L. Harris
  • R. W. Miller
Article

Abstract

Each of 20 methyl-branched and 1,5-dimethyl-branched alkanes that comprise the active principle of saturated hydrocarbons of the female stable fly,Stomoxys calcitrans (L.), was synthesized and evaluated for mating stimulant activity. The compounds that showed the highest degree of activity in bioassays were 15-methyl- and 15,19-dimethyltritriacontanes.

Key words

stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) pheromone sex pheromone branched alkanes mating stimulant 

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© Plenum Publishing Corp. 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. E. Sonnet
    • 1
  • E. C. Uebel
    • 2
  • R. L. Harris
    • 3
  • R. W. Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.Organic Chemical Synthesis Laboratory Agricultural Environmental Quality Institute, Agricultural Research ServiceBeltsville
  2. 2.Chemical and Biophysical Control Laboratory Agricultural Environmental Quality Institute, Agricultural Research ServiceBeltsville
  3. 3.Veterinary Toxicology and Entomology Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research ServiceUSDACollege Station

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