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Male-Produced Sex Pheromone of the Cerambycid Beetle Hedypathes betulinus: Chemical Identification and Biological Activity
We identified, synthesized, determined the diel periodicity of release, and tested the bioactivity of components of the male-produced sex pheromone of Hedypathes betulinus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae:Expand
Enantioselective synthesis and absolute configuration of the sex pheromone of Hedypathes betulinus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
The male-produced sex pheromone of Hedypathes betulinus was identified as a mixture of (E)-6,10dimethyl-5,9-undecadien-2-one (geranylacetone) (1) and its respective alcohol (2) and acetate (3).Expand
Sex Pheromone of Lonomia obliqua: Daily Rhythm of Production, Identification, and Synthesis
The sex pheromone of Lonomia obliqua Walker (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) was studied in the laboratory. All female calling occurred during the scotophase. Most females (70.6%) called first within 24 hrExpand
Pheromone Binding to General Odorant-binding Proteins from the Navel Orangeworm
General odorant-binding proteins (GOBPs) of moths are postulated to be involved in the reception of semiochemicals other than sex pheromones, the so-called “general odorants.” We have expressed twoExpand
Moth Sex Pheromone Receptors and Deceitful Parapheromones
The insect's olfactory system is so selective that male moths, for example, can discriminate female-produced sex pheromones from compounds with minimal structural modifications. Yet, there is anExpand
Male-Produced Sex Pheromone of the Stink Bug Edessa meditabunda
Edessa meditabunda is a secondary pest within the piercing-sucking stink bug complex that attacks soybean crops in Brazil. The behavioral responses of males and females to aeration extracts fromExpand
Control of neglected disease insect vectors: future prospects for the use of tools based on behavior manipulation-interference
The expression “neglected tropical diseases” (NTDs) represents a series of illnesses that affect the population of low-income countries, being vector insects responsible for the transmission of a large part of these diseases. Expand
Identificaton of the Alarm and Sex Pheromones of the Leaf-Footed Bug, Leptoglossus zonatus (Heteroptera: Coreidae)
The leaf-footed bug, Leptoglossus zonatus (Heteroptera: Coreidae), is mainly found in maize fields in Brazil. In this work, we elucidated and quantified the volatile compounds from nymphs and adultsExpand
Aggregation Pheromone of the Bearded Weevil, Rhinostomus barbirostris (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): Identification, Synthesis, Absolute Configuration and Bioactivity
The bearded weevil, Rhinostomus barbirostris (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae), attacks coconut trees, oil palms and other species of Arecaceae. Besides direct damage, R. barbirostris mayExpand
Identification and Synthesis of the Male-Produced Sex Pheromone of the Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus fallax (Coleoptera: Cantharidae)
Chauliognathus fallax Germar 1824 (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) occurs in North and South America and Australia. Gas chromatographic (GC) analyses of volatiles released by adults showed the presence of aExpand