, Volume 41, Issue 11, pp 1482–1484 | Cite as

Sex pheromone blend of the codling moth,Cydia pomonella: Evidence for a behavioral role of dodecan-1-ol

  • H. Arn
  • P. M. Guerin
  • H. R. Buser
  • S. Rauscher
  • E. Mani
Short Communications


Pheromone glands and effluvia of the codling moth female containE-8, E-10-dodecadien-1-ol as main component, accompanied by its geometric isomers, the corresponding acetate and aldehyde (both in gland extracts only),E-9-dodecen-1-ol and saturated alcohols of 10 to 18 carbons. Dodecan-1-ol as the most abundant secondary component (about 30% of the female blend) acts in the wind tunnel by widening the dose range over which codling moth males are optimally attracted toE-8, E-10-dodecadien-1-ol.

Key words

Codling moth Cydia pomonella sex pheromone male attraction E-8,E-10-dodecadien-1-ol dodecan-1-ol synergism wind tunnel chemical analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Arn
    • 1
  • P. M. Guerin
    • 1
  • H. R. Buser
    • 1
  • S. Rauscher
    • 1
  • E. Mani
    • 1
  1. 1.Swiss Federal Research Station for Fruit-Growing, Viticulture and HorticultureWädenswil(Switzerland)

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