, Volume 44, Issue 9, pp 797–799 | Cite as

Determination of diel periodicity of sex pheromone release in three species of Lepidoptera by ‘closed-loop-stripping’

  • H. J. Bestmann
  • J. Erler
  • O. Vostrowsky
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By means of ‘closed-loop-stripping’ and subsequent GC analyses the diel periodicity of release of (Z)-11-hexadecenyl acetate, (E)-8-dodecenyl acetate, and (Z)-9-tetradecenyl acetate, the main constituents of the respective sex pheromone blends ofMamestra brassicae, Cryptophlebia leucotreta andSpodoptera sunia females, was determined.

Key words

Closed-loop-stripping sex pheromone release diel periodicity Mamestra brassicae Cryptophlebia leucotreta Spodoptera sunia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Bestmann
    • 1
  • J. Erler
    • 1
  • O. Vostrowsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Organische Chemie der Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangen(Federal Republic of Germany)

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