Sex attractant of the codling moth: Characterization with electroantennogram technique

  • Roelofs W
  • Comeau A
  • Hill A
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Abstract

trans-8, trans-10-Dodecadien-1-ol is a sex attractant of the codling moth, Laspeyresia pomonella. Antennal responses (electroantennograms) to a series of monounsaturated compounds were used in determining the location and configuration of the two double bonds. The synthetic compound is very attractive to male codling moths in the field.

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Authors

  • Wendell Roelofs

  • André Comeau

  • Ada Hill

  • G. Milicevic

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