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Development of a Host-Based Semiochemical Lure for Trapping Emerald Ash Borer Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
Bark volatiles from green ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica were tested for electrophysiological activity by Agrilus planipennis using gas chromatographic-electroantennographic detection (GC-EAD) and for behavioral activity using baited purple traps in Michigan, finding that the latter had elevated sesquiterpene levels.
Development of Behaviorally-Based Monitoring Tools for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in Commercial Tree Fruit Orchards
The need for a reliable monitoring tool to detect presence, abundance and seasonal activity of brown marmorated stink bug in tree fruit and other cropping systems is critical.
Establishing the behavioral basis for an attract-and-kill strategy to manage the invasive Halyomorpha halys in apple orchards
The results suggest attract-and-kill may be an effective strategy for managing H. halys season-long and the retention capacity of adults was significantly increased by pairing the aggregation pheromone and synergist with a fruiting host plant compared with non-host sites.
Methyl 2,4,6-decatrienoates Attract Stink Bugs and Tachinid Parasitoids
The first captures of adult and nymph BMSBs are reported and data verifying that the tachinid, Euclytia flava (Townsend), exploits methyl (E,Z,Z)-2,4,6-decatrienoate as a kairomone are presented, which indicates there are Heteroptera in North America in addition to Thyanta spp.
Field Response of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) to Ceralure B1: Evaluations of enantiomeric B1 Ratios on Fly Captures
It is suggested that the racemic ceralure B1 could be a viable replacement for trimedlure in areawide detection programs for Mediterranean fruit fly.
Bug pheromones (Hemiptera, Heteroptera) and tachinid fly host-finding
Tachinids in the subfamily Phasiinae commonly exploit pheromones to guide their search for potential hosts, and the findings of the current study bolster this conclusion, and provide clues to phersomones and host/parasitoid relationships yet to be discovered.
Discovery of the aggregation pheromone of the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) through the creation of stereoisomeric libraries of 1-bisabolen-3-ols.
We describe a novel and straightforward route to all stereoisomers of 1,10-bisaboladien-3-ol and 10,11-epoxy-1-bisabolen-3-ol via the rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric addition of trimethylaluminum to
Synergy of Aggregation Pheromone with Methyl (E,E,Z)-2,4,6-Decatrienoate in Attraction of Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
A combination of semiochemicals that is attractive season-long for detection, monitoring, and potential control of this polyphagous invasive pest of North America and Europe is identified.
Attraction of the Invasive Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) to Traps Baited with Semiochemical Stimuli Across the United States
H. halys adults and nymphs are attracted to the aggregation pheromone season long, but that attraction is significantly increased with the addition of the synergist MDT, suggesting that these stimuli will be useful tools to monitor for H. Halys in managed systems.