Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp 881–888 | Cite as

Attraction and repulsion of the aphid,Cavariella aegopodii, by Plant Odors

  • R. F. Chapman
  • E. A. Bernays
  • S. J. Simpson


Cavariella aegopodii is induced to land on traps by the monoterpene carvone, and the relevance of this to host-finding by the aphid is discussed. Catches are reduced by linalool. The interaction of plant chemicals in natural communities is discussed, and the possibility of using repellent chemicals for crop protection is suggested.

Key words

Aphid Cavariella aegopodii Homoptera Aphididae plant odor carvone attractant repellent host-finding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. F. Chapman
    • 1
  • E. A. Bernays
    • 1
  • S. J. Simpson
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Overseas Pest Research, College HouseLondon

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