Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp 495–501 | Cite as

Factors involved in the responses of male german cockroaches to synthetic sex pheromone

  • William J. Bell
  • Susan B. Vuturo
  • James M. Silverman
  • Albert W. Burgstahler
  • Leland O. Weigel
Article

Abstract

The precopulatory response of male German cockroaches,Blattella germanica, to synthetic contact sex pheromone (compound A) and analoge I increases with concentration, is greatest during the dark phase of the photocycle, and is enhanced by isolation of males from females of this species.

Key words

Sex pheromone Blattella germanica photocycle habituation behavior bioassay 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. Bell
    • 1
  • Susan B. Vuturo
    • 1
  • James M. Silverman
    • 1
  • Albert W. Burgstahler
    • 2
  • Leland O. Weigel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Entomology and Department of Physiology and Cell BiologyUniversity of KansasLawrence
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of KansasLawrence

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