Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 1351–1360 | Cite as

Identification of unique pheromone components for soybean looper mothPseudoplusia includens

  • C. E. LinnJr.
  • J. Du
  • A. Hammond
  • W. L. Roelofs


Analysis of sex pheromone glands from individual female soybean looper moths showed that in addition to the previously identified main component (Z)-7-dodecenyl acetate, the compounds dodecyl acetate, 11-dodecenyl acetate, (Z)-7-dodecenyl propionate, and (Z)-7-dodecenyl butanoate were also produced. Two of the components, 12∶OAc and 11–12∶OAc, were not detected in a single analysis of female effluvium. Flight-tunnel tests showed that the five-component and three-component blends were equal to each other and to a female extract (> 80% source contacts) and that the mixtures were superior toZ7–12∶OAc alone. Field tests indicated that the five-component blend was significantly more attractive thanZ7–12∶OAc alone at a dosage of 1 mg, but that the blend was only slightly better at 3 mg.

Key words

Sex pheromone Lepidoptera Noctuidae Pseudoplusia includens sustained-flight tunnel (Z)-7-dodecenyl acetate dodecyl acetate 11-dodecenyl acetate (Z)-7-dodecenyl propionate (Z)-7-dodecenyl butanoate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. E. LinnJr.
    • 1
  • J. Du
    • 2
  • A. Hammond
    • 3
  • W. L. Roelofs
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyNYS Agricultural Experiment StationGeneva
  2. 2.Shanghai Institute of EntomologyAcademica SinicaShanghaiPRC
  3. 3.Department of EntomologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton Rouge

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