Moths Behaving like Butterflies. Evolutionary Loss of Long Range Attractant Pheromones in Castniid Moths: A Paysandisia archon Model
- V. Sarto i Monteys, P. Acín, G. Rosell, C. Quero, Miquel A. Jiménez, Á. Guerrero
- BiologyPLoS ONE
- 4 January 2012
Evidence for the first time in Lepidoptera is provided that females of a moth do not produce any pheromone to attract males, and that mate location is achieved only visually by patrolling males, which may release a phermone at short distance, putatively a mixture of Z,E-farnesal, E, E-fearful, and (E,Z)-2,13-octadecadienol.