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Yeast, not fruit volatiles mediate Drosophila melanogaster attraction, oviposition and development
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It is shown that baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae on its own is sufficient for fruit fly attraction, oviposition and larval development, and the traditional plantherbivore niche concept needs to be updated, to accommodate for the role of micro-organisms in insectplant interactions.
Attraction and Oviposition of Tuta absoluta Females in Response to Tomato Leaf Volatiles
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An initial study of the volatile signatures that mediate attraction and oviposition of tomato leafminer T. absoluta in response to its main host, tomato.
Floral to green: mating switches moth olfactory coding and preference
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It is shown for the first time, to the knowledge, that a noctuid moth switches its olfactory response from food to egg-laying cues following mating.
Plant odor analysis of apple: antennal response of codling moth females to apple volatiles during phenological development.
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The study of apple volatiles eliciting an antennal response, together with a survey of the seasonal change in the release of these compounds, is the first step toward the identification of volatile mediating host-finding and oviposition in codling moth females.
Attraction of codling moth males to apple volatiles
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The attraction of the codling moth, Cydia pomonella, to apple volatile compounds known to elicit an antennal response was tested both in the field and in a wind tunnel, and the addition of (E,E)‐α‐farnesene to (E), which had a synergistic effect on male attraction.
Host Plant Volatiles Synergize Response to Sex Pheromone in Codling Moth, Cydia pomonella
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Plant volatile compounds synergize attraction of codling moth males Cydia pomonella to sex pheromone (E,E)-8,10-dodecadien-1-ol (codlemone) with a strong antagonistic effect when blended in a 1:10,000 ratio with codlemone.
ANTENNAL AND BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES OF GRAPEVINE MOTH Lobesia botrana FEMALES TO VOLATILES FROM GRAPEVINE
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In a wind tunnel, gravid L. botrana females flew upwind to green grapes, as well as to headspace collections from these berries released by a piezoelectric sprayer release device, but no females landed at the source of headspace volatiles, possibly due to inappropriate concentrations or biased ratios of compounds in the headspace extracts.
Flying the Fly: Long-range Flight Behavior of Drosophila melanogaster to Attractive Odors
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This wind tunnel assay based on a conspicuous and unambiguous behavioral response provides the necessary resolution for the investigation of physiologically and ecologically relevant odors and will become an essential tool for the functional analysis of the D. melanogaster olfactory system.
Flight Tunnel Responses of Z Strain European Corn Borer Females to Corn and Hemp Plants
Abstract European corn borer females Ostrinia nubilalis Hübner (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) exhibited upwind flight to three main host plants, corn Zea mays, hemp Cannabis sativa and hop Humulus lupulus,
“This is not an Apple”–Yeast Mutualism in Codling Moth
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It is shown that codling moth larvae are closely associated with yeasts of the genus Metschnikowia, an essential part of the larval diet and further promotes larval survival by reducing the incidence of fungal infestations in the apple.
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