Attraction of Anoplophora glabripennis to male-produced phermonone and plant volatiles
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Environmental Entomology. 38(6): 1745-1755.
The male-produced pheromone of Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), which is an equal blend of 4-(n-heptyloxy)butan-1-ol and 4-(n-heptyloxy)butanal, was used in laboratory bioassays and in the greenhouse to determine its potential for attracting A. glabripennis adults. In modifed “walking wind tunnels,” virgin females were most attracted to the alcohol component, and virgin males were repelled by the pheromone blend at the lowest and highest amounts offered. Y-tube olfactometer bioassays also showed that females were significantly more attracted to the pheromone and its components than males were. However, males were more attracted to plant volatiles than females.
KeywordsAnoplophora glabripennis, male-produced pheromone, mate-finding, trap design, Cerambycidae
Nehme, M.E.; Keena, M.A.; Zhang, A.; Baker, T.C.; Hoover, K. 2009. Attraction of Anoplophora glabripennis to male-produced phermonone and plant volatiles