Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp 717–721 | Cite as

Sex pheromone scent marking by females ofPectinophora gossypiella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)

  • A. E. Colwell
  • H. H. Shorey
  • P. Baumer
  • S. E. van Vorhis Key
Article

Abstract

Females of the pink bollworm moth,Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders), scent marked the substrate to which they were clinging with the extended pheromone gland during nocturnal pheromonereleasing periods. Scent marks were deposited on both natural (cotton leaf) and atypical (glass) substrates. In both situations, the scent marks elicited attraction responses from conspecific males.

Key words

Pheromone scent marking Pectinophora gossypiella Gelechiidae cotton 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Colwell
    • 1
  • H. H. Shorey
    • 1
  • P. Baumer
    • 1
  • S. E. van Vorhis Key
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Toxicology and Physiology Department of EntomologyUniversity of CaliforniaRiverside

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