Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 733–739 | Cite as

Male-produced aggregation pheromone in pea and bean weevil,Sitona lineatus (L.)

  • Margaret M. Blight
  • Lester J. Wadhams


The attraction ofS. lineatus to live baits comprisingS. lineatus feeding onVicia faba (L.) was studied in a field experiment in the early spring. There was clear evidence that maleS. lineatus produced an aggregation pheromone which attracted approximately equal numbers of both sexes from overwintering sites. No evidence was obtained for the production, in the spring, of any semiochemical by female weevils.

Key words

Sitona lineatus pea and bean weevil pea leaf weevil Coleoptera Curculionidae aggregation pheromone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret M. Blight
    • 1
  • Lester J. Wadhams
    • 1
  1. 1.Rothamsted Experimental StationHarpendenUK

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