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Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 259–270 | Cite as

Reproductive biology of the yellow-spotted longicorn beetle,Psacothea hilaris (pascoe) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). III. Identification of contact sex pheromone on female body surface

  • Midori Fukaya
  • Tetsuya Yasuda
  • Sadao Wakamura
  • Hiroshi Honda
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Abstract

A major component of female contact sex pheromone of the yellow-spotted longicorn beetle,Psacothea hilaris (Pascoe), was isolated from the elytra and identified as (Z)-21-methyl-8-pentatriacontene. The synthetic compound released the typical mating behavior including holding, mounting, and abdominal bending in males, although its activity was considerably lower than the extract of female elytra when treated on a gelatin capsule as an artificial female model.

Key Words

Cuticular hydrocarbon contact pheromone sex pheromone mating behavior Coleoptera Cerambycidae Psacothea hilaris (Z)-21-methyl-8-pentatriacontene 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Midori Fukaya
    • 1
  • Tetsuya Yasuda
    • 1
  • Sadao Wakamura
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Honda
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Insect Physiology and BehaviorNational Institute of Sericultural and Entomological ScienceTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Laboratory of Applied Zoology, Institute of Agriculture and ForestryThe University of TsukubaTsukuba, IbarakiJapan

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