Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 24, Issue 7, pp 1141–1151 | Cite as

Sex Pheromone of Female Vine Bud Moth, Theresimima ampellophaga Comprises (2S)-Butyl (7Z)-Tetradecenoate

  • M. Subchev
  • A. Harizanov
  • W. Francke
  • S. Franke
  • E. Plass
  • A. Reckziegel
  • F. Schröder
  • J. A. Pickett
  • L. J. Wadhams
  • C. M. Woodcock

Abstract

The sex pheromone of the vine bud moth, Theresimima ampellophaga, released at the 3rd–5th abdominal tergites, was identified by coupled GC-EAG, GC-MS, and synthesis as (2S)-butyl (7Z)-tetradecenoate. For the first time, full stereochemistry is unambiguously defined for the sex pheromone of a member of the Zygaenidae. The synthetic compound caught significant numbers of males in field-trapping experiments.

Theresimima ampellophaga Zygaenidae Lepidoptera sex pheromone (2S)-butyl (7Z)-tetradecenoate electroantennogram 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Subchev
    • 1
  • A. Harizanov
    • 2
  • W. Francke
    • 3
  • S. Franke
    • 3
  • E. Plass
    • 3
  • A. Reckziegel
    • 3
  • F. Schröder
    • 3
  • J. A. Pickett
    • 4
  • L. J. Wadhams
    • 4
  • C. M. Woodcock
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of ZoologyBulgarian Academy of Sciences Blvd. Tzar Osvoboditel ISofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Agricultural InstitutePlovdivBulgaria
  3. 3.Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Hamburg Martin-Luther-King-Platz 6HamburgGermany
  4. 4.IACR-Rothamsted, HarpendenHertfordshireUK

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