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Identification of the Airborne Aggregation Pheromone of the Common Bed Bug, Cimex lectularius
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Of 14 compounds with >100 pg abundance in gas chromatography–mass spectrometry analyses of two bioactive fractions, 10 compounds proved to be essential components of the C. lectularius airborne aggregation pheromone.
Chemical and behavioral ecology of palm weevils (Curculionidae: Rhynchophorinae).
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Potential exists for pheromone-based mass-trapping of weevils to reduce their populations and the spread of the weevil-vectored red ring disease, for monitoring their population dynamics to facilitate pest management decisions, and for detection and possible interception of non-native weevil at ports of entry.
The pathogen causing Dutch elm disease makes host trees attract insect vectors
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Four semiochemicals from diseased American elms, Ulmus americana, synergistically attract H. rufipes and sesquiterpene emission is upregulated in elm trees inoculated with O. novo-ulmi, which manipulates host trees to enhance their apparency to foraging beetles.
Evidence for male‐ and juvenile‐specific contact pheromones of the common bed bug Cimex lectularius
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Male‐ and juvenile‐specific contact pheromones may have contrasting functions of marking shelters as safe refugia for development and growth (juveniles) or mate encounter (adults), but result in the same phenomenon, the aggregation of conspecifics.
Volatiles from the bark of trembling aspen, Populus tremuloides Michx. (Salicaceae) disrupt secondary attraction by the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)
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The results support the hypothesis that such bark beetles are adapted to recognize and avoid non-host angiosperm trees by responding to a broad spectrum of volatiles that can act in various blends with equal effect.
Reproductive Character Displacement in Lymantria monacha from Northern Japan?
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Pheromonal communication late at night and use of (+)-monachalure, rather than (+)-disparlure, as the major pheromone component by L. monachain Honshu may have resulted from interspecific competition with coseasonal L. fumida, which uses the early night for pheromonnal communication and (+-disparLure as major phomonal component.
Computer simulated host selection in Ips typographus
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Foraging behaviour by Ips typographus L. (Coleoptera; Scolytidae) was simulated to assess host finding and reproductive success of beetles following four different strategies and Reproductive success of strategy 4, which combined upwind flight with primary attraction, exceeded that of the other strategies.
Natural selection and divergence in mate preference during speciation
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Understanding of the evolution of sexual isolation can be enhanced by isolating the roles of diverse ecological and evolutionary processes, and it is shown that sexual isolation involves, at least in part, olfactory communication.
Aggregation pheromone of coconut rhinoceros beetle,Oryctes rhinoceros (L.) (coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
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Results of this study indicate that there is potential for using ethyl 4-methyloctanoate in operational programs to controlO.
Does Pheromone-Based Aggregation of Codling Moth Larvae Help Procure Future Mates?
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It is shown that larvae of the codling moth, Cydia pomonella, cocoon in aggregations, and communication in C. pom onella within and among developmental stages (larva–larva and pupa–adult, respectively) may be a strategy to procure mates.
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