Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 20, Issue 9, pp 2185–2196 | Cite as

Response ofMatsucoccus thunbergianae males to synthetic sex pheromone and its utilization for monitoring the spread of infestation

  • S. C. Park
  • A. J. Wi
  • H. S. Kim


Attraction of (2E,4E,6R,10R)-4,6,10,12-tetramethyl-2,4-tridecadien-7-one [1; (6R,10R)-matsuone] and its antipode [2; (6S,10S)-matsuone] toMatsucoccus thunbergianae males was studied in the laboratory and in the field. They showed stronger response to1. In laboratory bioassays, the threshold concentrations for male attraction with1 and2 were 16 fg and 150 pg, respectively. In the field, during the first two days after traps were set, traps baited with 50 µg of1 on rubber septa or filter paper rolls caught more males than control traps. Between the sixth day and the tenth day after traps were set, in a daily trap catch experiment, the traps with 50 µg of1 on filter paper rolls caught more males than control traps on one day only, whereas those on rubber septa were always effective. The shape of the traps did not affect male catches. Males were caught on pheromone traps in locations where no scales were found by the customary detecting procedures.

Key Words

Matsucoccus thunbergianae Homoptera Coccoidea Margarodidae black pine bast scale sex pheromone attractant (2E,4E6R,10R)-4 6,10,12-tetramethyl-2,4-tridecadien-7-one matsuone monitoring detection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. C. Park
    • 1
  • A. J. Wi
    • 2
  • H. S. Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Forestry, College of AgricultureChonnam National UniversityKwangjuRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Forest ProtectionChonnam Province Forest Environmental Research StationNajuRepublic of Korea

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