Title

Sex Pheromone of the Pine False Webworm Acantholyda erythrocephala

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Publication Title

Journal of Chemical Ecology

Abstract

Females of the pine false webworm Acantholyda erythrocephala (L) produce the sex pheromone (Z)-6,14-pentadecadienal, which attracts flying males in the field. By using gas chromatography coupled with electroantennographic detection (GC-EAD) and mass spectrometry (GC-MS), we detected (Z)-6,14-pentadecadienal in volatile collections and in whole body extracts of female A. erythrocephala.

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