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AuthorsM. Tóth, G. Szöcs, E.J. van Nieukerken, P. Philipp, F. Schmidt, W. Francke
TitleNovel type of sex pheromone structure identified from Stigmella malella (Stainton) (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae)
JournalJournal of Chemical Ecology
KeywordsStigmella malella; Stigmella crataegella; Trifurcula (Glaucolepis) melanoptera; Lepidoptera; Nepticulidae; sex pheromone; (S)-(E)-6,8-nonadien-2-ol; (S)-(Z)-6,8-nonadien-2-ol; (R)-(E)-6,8-nonadien-2-ol; (R)-(Z)-6,8-nonadien-2-ol
AbstractShort-chain unsaturated chiral methyl carbinols are identified as a new class of lepidopteran pheromone components. The natural female-produced pheromone of the banded apple pigmyStigmella malella (=Nepticula malella) (Stainton) (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae) was identified to be a mixture of (S)-(E)-6,8-nonadien-2-ol and (S)-(Z)-6,8-nonadien-2-ol. For monitoring traps, a 10:3E:Z blend at 100–1000 µg is recommended. It is suggested that pheromones with similar structures may be specific to Nepticulidae and other related microlepidopteran families.
Notedoi: 10.1007/BF02033659
Document typearticle
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