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The Male Sex Pheromone of the Butterfly Bicyclus anynana: Towards an Evolutionary Analysis
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This study provides one of the first integrative analyses of a MSP in butterflies, and Interestingly, the chemical structure of B. anynana MSP is similar to some sex pheromones of female moths making a direct comparison of phersomone biosynthesis between male butterflies and female moth relevant to future research. Expand
Acquisition of species-specific perfume blends: influence of habitat-dependent compound availability on odour choices of male orchid bees (Euglossa spp.)
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This is the first study to combine chemical analyses of perfumes with bioassays of odour choice and strengthens the view that negative feedback from collected odours modifies future chemical choice and helps males to acquire specific perfume blends. Expand
Field Response of Male Pine Sawflies, Neodiprion sertifer (Diprionidae), to Sex Pheromone Analogs in Japan and Sweden
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There exists geographic variation in N. sertifer in responses to both diprionyl acetate and some of its analogs, and both compounds caused an almost total trap-catch reduction in Sweden, whereas in Japan they appear to have relatively little effect on trap capture when added to diprionic acetate. Expand
(6R, 10R)-6,10,14-Trimethylpentadecan-2-one, a Dominant and Behaviorally Active Component in Male Orchid Bee Fragrances
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With a molecular weight of 268, HHA is the largest natural molecule known to attract male orchid bees in pure form and suggests that low-volatility compounds have a function in male signals, e.g., serve as a “base note” in complex odor bouquets. Expand
Chemical ecology and insect conservation: optimising pheromone-based monitoring of the threatened saproxylic click beetle Elater ferrugineus
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It is found that 7-methyloctyl (Z)-4-decenoate is a much more efficient attractant for male E. ferrugineus than the prey pheromone is for conspecific females, or any sex of O. eremita. Expand
Optimizing the attractiveness of pheromone baits used for trapping the four‐eyed spruce bark beetle Polygraphus poligraphus
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The results from field studies and electroantennography recordings indicate that (+)‐terpinen‐4‐ol is a repellent for P. poligraphus, and an interesting and novel result was that a repelling compound, α‐terpineol, was identified in the authors' studies. Expand
Stereoisomeric Analysis of 6,10,14-Trimethylpentadecan-2-ol and the Corresponding Ketone in Wing Extracts from African Bicyclus Butterfly Species
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No other stereoisomers of alcohol or ketone could be detected in the extracts, and the quantities of the compounds in the wing extracts varied from 5 to 900 ng per sample for each species. Expand
Purification, Stereoisomeric Analysis and Quantification of Sex Pheromone Precursors in Female Whole Body Extracts from Pine Sawfly Species
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A GC-MS method to analyze the stereoisomeric composition of chiral secondary alcohols found in whole body extracts of pine sawfly females was developed and baseline separation of 7 peaks out of 16 possible was obtained. Expand
Stereoisomeric Separation of Derivatized 2-alkanols Using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry: Sex Pheromone Precursors Found in Pine Sawfly Species
Stereoisomers of long-chain secondary alcohols are used as sex pheromone precursors among pine sawflies and some species can be severe pine forest pests. To use their pheromone in environmentallyExpand
Sex Pheromone of the Introduced Pine Sawfly, Diprion similis (Diprionidae), Revisited: No Activity of Earlier Reported Synergists
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The purpose of this work has been to improve the purification method, find suitable methods to separate the stereoisomers of secondary alcohols, and to apply this on extracts of insects. Expand
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