Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 11, Issue 10, pp 1341–1347 | Cite as

9,11-Dodecadienyl alcohols, acetates, or aldehydes as synthetic chemical sex attractants for four Lepidoptera:Cosmopterix gemmiferella (Clemens),Dichrorampha simulana (Clemens),Tortricidia testacea (Packard), and anAncylis sp.

  • M. D. Chisholm
  • D. W. Reed


Four lepidoptera were lured to field traps containing various combinations of 9,11-dodecadienes with alcohol, acetate, or aldehyde functional groups. All species required two chemical components for best attraction.Cosmopterix gemmiferella was most responsive to a combination of (9Z)-9,11-dodecadienyl acetate and (9E)-9,11-dodecadienyl acetate in 2∶1 ratio;Dichrorampha simulana to (9E)-9,11-dodecadienyl acetate and (9E)-9,11-dodecadien-1-ol in 10∶1 ratio;Tortricidia testacea to (9Z)-9,11-dodecadienal and (9E)-9,11-dodecadienal in 10∶1 ratio; andAncylis sp. to (9Z)-9,11-dodecadienyl acetate and (9Z)-9,11-dodecadien-1-ol in 10∶1 ratio.

Key words

Sex attractant Cosmopterigidae Tortricidae Cosmopterix gemmiferella Dichrorampha simulana Tortricidia testacea Ancylis sp. (9Z)-9,11-dodecadienyl acetate (9E)-9,11-dodecadienyl acetate (9Z)-9,11-dodecadien-1-ol (9E)-9,11-dodecadien-1-ol (9Z)-9,11-dodecadienal (9E)-9,11-dodecadienal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. D. Chisholm
    • 1
  • D. W. Reed
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Biotechnology InstituteNational Research Council of CanadaSaskatoonCanada

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