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Hybrid Sex Pheromone Communication Systems in Seed Beetles

  • Kenji ShimomuraEmail author
  • Kanju Ohsawa
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Abstract

Seed beetles of the subfamily Bruchinae, of the genus Callosobruchus in particular, are economically important pests of stored legumes. Two types of sex pheromones are involved in the mating processes of seed beetles. One is the volatile sex attractant pheromone that provides specific information about the presence of a mating partner, and the other is the contact sex pheromone that not only provides information for the recognition of species and sex, but also induces courtship behavior. Among Callosobruchus seed beetles, sex pheromones of 5 species, C. maculatus, C. chinensis, C. analis, C. subinnotatus, and C. rhodesianus, have been investigated with the intent of utilizing them for pest control. In this chapter, we summarize the biology of 5 species, and the chemistry of their sex attractant and contact sex pheromones. This is followed by the relationship between the structure and mating specificity of the pheromones, and suggestions for future research.

Keywords

Callosobruchus Volatile sex pheromones Contact sex pheromones 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry for Life Sciences and AgricultureTokyo University of AgricultureTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo University of AgricultureTokyoJapan

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