Experientia

, Volume 33, Issue 11, pp 1423–1424 | Cite as

(Z)-9-tetradecen-1-ol and (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetate: A potent attractant system for maleSesamia cretica Led. (Lep., Noctuidae)

  • E. Arsura
  • A. Capizzi
  • P. Piccardi
  • Pia Spinelli
Specialia Chimica, Biochimica

Summary

Field studies have shown that a combination of (Z)-9-tetradecenol with (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetate is an effective attractant for maleSesamia cretica Led., a pest of sorghum crops. These studies also indicated that the most effective composition is 75∶25 (alcohol:acetate).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Arsura
    • 1
  • A. Capizzi
    • 1
  • P. Piccardi
    • 1
  • Pia Spinelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Montedison S. p. A.Istituto Ricerche G. DoneganiNovaraItaly

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