Methods for the Study of Pheromones and Kairomones

  • John F. Andersen
  • Peter J. Wilkin
Part of the Springer Series in Experimental Entomology book series (SSEXP)

Abstract

In 1964, Cuthbert and Reid published the first evidence of a sex pheromone of the genus Diabrotica. This study dealt with the female-produced attractant of D. balteata LeConte. Although the sex pheromone for D. balteata has yet to be identified, specific sex attractants are now known for a number of Diabrotica species (Guss et al., 1982, 1983a, b, 1984). Two of the known attractants have been identified by direct analysis of female- produced material (Guss et al., 1982, 1983b). These are 8-methyl-2-decyl- propanoate identified from D. virgifera virgifera LeConte and 10-methyl-2-tridecanone from D. undecimpunctata howardi Barber.

Keywords

HPLC Corn Cage Hexane Chloroform 

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  • John F. Andersen
  • Peter J. Wilkin

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