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A review of the chemical ecology of the Cerambycidae (Coleoptera)
Summary.This review summarizes the literature related to the chemical ecology of the Cerambycidae and provides a brief overview of cerambycid biology, ecology, economic significance, and management.…
Semiochemical basis of the retinue response to queen honey bees
It is reported that the mandibular-gland-based retinue response is mediated by five semiochemicals, each component is weakly active alone, but the complete blend imparts activity equivalent to HQMC extract at a level as low as 107 of that present in a queen.
Disruption of Semiochemical-Mediated Aggregation in Bark Beetles
- J. Borden
- Environmental Science
In the latter three decades of this century, most of this research on developing strategies and tactics for the management of bark beetles involved the use of semiochemicals.
Response of the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonusponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), to five semiochemicals in British Columbia lodgepole pine forests
Five principal semiochemicals were field tested in multiple funnel traps for behavioral activity against Dendroctonusponderosae infesting lodgepole pine, Pinuscontorta var. latifolia Engelmann, in…
Dynamics of pheromone production and communication in the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, and the pine engraver, Ips pini (Say) (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)
Termination of aggregation in D. ponderosae appears to depend on the production of frontalin in combination with changes in the relative ratios of verbenone, exo-brevicomin, trans-verbenol and 2-phenylethanol, and in I. pini, the cessation of ipsdienol production by males is probably the main factor in terminating aggregation.
Identification and bioactivity of alarm pheromone in the western flower thrips,Frankliniella occidentalis
The response of western flower thrips to the alarm pheromone is relatively weak, and the potential for its use in pest management is limited, unless it is used in conjunction with other control measures.
Quantitative variation in monoterpenes in four species of conifers
Synergistic Blends of Monoterpenes for Aggregation Pheromones of the Mountain Pine Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
The highly synergistic effect of combining myrcene plus terpinolene with the mountain pine beetle aggregation pheromone components opens up the potential for suppression of populations through semiochemical-based mass trapping.
An improved trap for large wood-boring insects, with special reference to Monochamus scutellatus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Differences in catch among different trap types indicated that the first and third of the three potential limitations were important for the capture of most target species.
Sex pheromone components of the oblique-banded leafroller,Choristoneura rosaceana in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia
An additional component, (Z)-11-tetradecenal, was identified from female tip extracts by split-less capillary gas-liquid chromatography and mass spectroscopy and was strongly stimulatory in electroantennogram studies, contributing to increased specificity of the synthetic pheromone blend to C. rosaceana.